Journalists murder: Senior police officer questioned

Mumbai: The city police, probing the killing of veteran crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, has questioned a senior police officer in connection with the case.

"Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Anil Mahabole was questioned for several hours yesterday. His statement was recorded and he was allowed to go. During the interrogation Mahabole claimed that he had cordial relations with Dey and he had no role in the murder," a top crime branch official said.

We may summon him again if required, the officer added.

Mahabole, who was under scanner following the murder, was abruptly shunted to Local Arms Control Room in suburban Naigaon from the in-charge post of Azad Maidan division in south Mumbai after the incident on June 13.

A day later, he claimed that he was being falsely implicated in the case and the allegations against him were absurd.

"The allegations against me in the case (Dey`s killing) are absurd and wrong. I have nothing to do with the case. I hope the investigating officials would be able to detect the case early and catch the culprits soon to clear the air," he had said.