Chandigarh police team to verify Saji’s Kochi investments

March 23rd, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) After interrogating Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Saji Mohan for eight days, the Chandigarh police is planning to send its team to Kochi in Kerala to verify the investments made by the tainted cop, who was caught in a narcotics racket.
“During our investigation we found that Mohan had bought an expensive car and is building a house in Kochi. Very soon we will send our team to Kochi to verify the details of the car and the house and about the source of his income,” Mahabir Singh, deputy inspector general, Chandigarh police told reporters here Monday late evening.

He added: “Mohan was sent back to Mumbai today (Monday). During the interrogation and in our investigation, we found that Mohan had been involved in the fraud in connivance with his subordinate Balwinder Singh.”

Mohan was brought to Chandigarh March 14 from Mumbai by the Chandigarh police to interrogate him in a case of embezzlement of Rs.1.4 million during his tenure here as a zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau.

“He had taken a house loan of Rs.20 lakh (Rs.2 million) from a bank last year and paid an monthly instalment that was even more than his gross monthly salary and other benefits,” Singh said.

Singh, however, admitted that during the interrogation Mohan did not give satisfactory replies and continuously denied his involvement in the case.

He added: “We have collected enough evidence against him that prove his direct involvement in the case.”

Mohan was arrested by the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) officials with 12 kg heroin from a Mumbai suburb in January.

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