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Mumbai cop shot by junior, cremated

Senior police inspector Vilas Joshi, who was shot allegedly by his deputy at a suburban police station, was cremated with full state honours in south Mumbai on Sunday.

Joshi (54), from Ratnagiri district, was the senior police inspector at the Vakola Police station where the firing took place. He is survived by his father, wife and twin daughters who are in Class X.

Several top officers, including state DGP Sanjeev Dayal, city police commissioner Rakesh Maria, all joint commissioners of the Mumbai police attended the funeral.

Responding to a question whether Joshi’s family would be getting some aid, Mumbai police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni said, “Yes. We have set procedure for it which will be followed.” 

Joshi died at a private hospital late Saturday night after assistant sub-inspector Dilip Shirke (55) allegedly shot at him and police wireless operator Balasaheb Ahir before shooting himself dead inside the Vakola police station in suburban Santacruz on Saturday.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a detailed inquiry into the incident. Earlier, Maria had also ordered an inquiry into the incident by a team of crime branch unit. 



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