Cops in Nashik under scanner for attending wedding of Dawood's relative

Elias Hubbard
May 25, 2017

City police commissioner Ravinder Singal has ordered a probe against nine Nashik police officers for attending the wedding of a relative of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim here on May 19.

Summary: Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan is in controversy after reports that he attended the wedding reception of a relative of gangster Dawood Ibrahim in Nashik on May 19. The bride's mother and Dawood's wife are cousins. The next course of action will be decided after the recording of the statement, the police also said.

Nashik's Jaggi Konkani's daughter recently got married to the son of spiritual guru Khatib at a lavish wedding.

Taking cognisance, city police commissioner Ravindra Singhal on Wednesday ordered an internal inquiry against the concerned police personnel. It is alleged that personnel attached to Bhadrakali police station in Old City area reportedly attended the marriage ceremony held at a posh mall in the Mahatma Nagar area on Monday.

Some politicians, including MLAs and corporators, reportedly attended the function too.

Along with the BJP minister, BJP MLA Devyani Farande, Balasaheb Sanap and Seeema Hiray, Nashik mayor Ranjana Bhanasi and deputy mayor Prathamesh Gite (both of the BJP) and a section of local municipal councillors also enjoyed the function.

Wedding invitations had been sent to policemen following which they attended the wedding.

Singhal said the statements of the police personnel who attended the marriage are being recorded. Mahajan is the minister for water conservation and medical education as well as the guardian minister of Nashik district.

"It will take two days to complete the internal inquiry against the officials as some of them are on leave", the police commissioner said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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