In view of the claims made by former union home secretary R.K. Singh, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain the plea seeking a probe against the Mumbai cops, who allegedly work on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s payroll.
The petition was filed by Rakesh Joshi, a resident of Mumbai.
In an interview to a leading Hindi news channel, the former home secretary had talked about a botched operation to target Dawood. However, Singh had made it clear that he cannot say it was confirmed as he does not have any evidence in this regard.
“A group was being trained to target Dawood but he had people in Mumbai Police on his ‘pay roll’ who were alerted. Mumbai Police came saying there is a warrant against them. But I cannot say it is confirmed. I have just heard…I don’t have evidence,” Singh had said.
Singh also claimed that India had planned a covert operation to target Dawood which was launched when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister, but it was compromised by some corrupt elements in the Mumbai Police.