While Jain was behind bars, his son Hitesh Jain tried to influence Yadav to secure his father’s release.
Mumbai: A police officer from the Turbhe police station in Navi Mumbai has filed a writ petition seeking to quash an FIR against him filed by his own police station.
The officer has claimed that he had only done his duty by detaining and arresting a builder, Suresh Jain, who allegedly had links with don Chhota Rajan. He claimed that a complaint of extortion was lodged at the behest of Jain against him. The petition has said that the complaint was lodged belatedly and the extortion allegation was not referred by Jain while applying for bail, hence it is a frivolous complaint, and the FIR should be quashed.
The officer Sanjay Yadav in the petition filed through his counsel Tanveer Nizam has said that in November 2017 he had called Jain who is an accused in a cheating case to the Turbhe MIDC police station. Yadav in his petition has said that the FIR against Jain was lodged after he received directions from his seniors. During the investigation, Jain was not cooperating as a result of which he was forced to detain him as per the law.
While Jain was behind bars, his son Hitesh Jain tried to influence Yadav to secure his father’s release. The petition alleges that the son used pressure tactics in the form of calls from senior police officials and resorting to threatening Yadav. However, Yadav continued the investigation diligently which did not go down well with the father-son duo.
Yadav pointed out that while the senior Jain during remands and bail applications did not allege any mistreatment, beating or extortion by Yadav or any of the complainant. Interestingly, neither did Hitesh make any such allegations on Yadav during an anticipatory bail application he made in connection with the same case.
The petition has said that after failing to get Yadav to bow to their whims, the Jains decided to get back at him and lodged an FIR through the commissioner of police, Navi Mumbai on January 20, 2018. The petition urges that as the FIR by the Jains was without merit the same should be quashed as it was raising a question on his credibility and credentials. The petition has also prayed for an independent investigation in this case. The petition is expected to come up for hearing on February 14.