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SC rejects plea for probe into cops on Dawood’s payroll

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea, seeking a probe into reported claim of former Home Secretary and BJP MP RK Singh that several Mumbai police personnel were on the payroll of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

“Unko kahiye ki aur khulase karen, taki unlogon ke khilaf karwai ho sake (Ask Singh to reveal more so that action can be taken against those persons),” a Bench, headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur, said.

The Bench dismissed the plea filed by Ramesh Ranchhoddas Joshi, a native of Mumbai, seeking a comprehensive probe into the claims of Raj Kumar Singh, a former bureaucrat lawmaker, who had also served as the Home Secretary during the UPA’s regime.

Joshi, who argued in chaste Hindi, said Singh, an MP from Aara in Bihar, had given an interview to a TV channel, which was aired on August 23, 2015. The MP had claimed that many policemen were getting money from Dawood and in the process, were undermining the law and order of the country, he said. The CJI responded in Hindi and later, dismissed the plea.
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