Former Police Inspector (PI) at Sadar police station Arun Mali has been mired into controversy right since he came into limelight for his infamous bribe episode that led to his removal from Sadar police station and then attached at police control room. Now this cop has created quite a stir in the police department by firing salvo at one of his senior police officers, alleging that this officer got him trapped into false allegation of accepting bribe for the sake of protecting a fraudster named Shakeel Sheikh.
However, Mali chose not to disclose the name of this senior officer but he has dispatched a letter in this regard to State Home Minister, Additional Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and Superintendent of Police, ACB.
Nagpur Today learnt that this senior officer has close connection with few property businessmen and he might be rounded up any time soon.
In his letter Mali has disclosed details about how and why he was trapped in order to make way for dissolution of fraud case against Sheikh. He alleged that this senior officer posted in Nagpur had misused his position and rank in order to falsely implicate him in bribe case. Mali has even alleged that he was attacked during his police custody in the regarding this case..
Mali said when he was posted as Sadar PI, some senior police officers deliberately created hurdle in conducting smooth inquiry into Sheikh’s case. “They tried to hush-up the matter and also prolonged the probe by frequently asking for case files at their office,” Mali alleged.
Sheikh was recently arrested along with another accused Mahadeo Bapu Gorle for forging the documents and presenting those at sub-registrar office (Nagpur rural) No.10. A case under section 82 of registration laws under IPC was registered against both the accused at Sadar police station. Meanwhile, Mali was accused of accepting the bribe. Following the incident he was shunted out to police control room.
Mali alleged that when Shakeel Sheikh was called up at police station, this senior officer told him that Shekh has cordial relation with cops and hence the probe should not be taken further. Mali said despite this, he arrested Sheikh and got his one day PCR from the court. During Sheikh’s PCR too, this senior called him to say that Sheikh should not be troubled during the remand. Mali even said this officer directed him not submit chargesheet against Sheikh in the court.
However it remains to be seen who this senior police officer is and what amount of substance Mali’s allegation hold.