Mumbai Police gave a clean chit to Maharashtra revenue minister Eknath Khadse as they found no calls were made or received on his phone from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s number.
“Our initial analysis of the cell phone number (belonging to Khadse) indicated that there were neither outgoing nor incoming calls from this number to that of the fugitive (Dawood) during the entire period of September, 2015 to April, 2016, as stated in the (AAP) press conference,” Mumbai joint commissioner of police (crime) Atulchandra Kulkarni told PTI.
AAP leader Preeti Menon recently alleged that Khadse had received several calls from Dawood Ibrahim’s wife Mehjabeen Shaikh’s number between September 4, 2015 and April 5, 2016.
She said, “The Maharashtra chief minister had asked the police to investigate the matter.”
However, Khadse dismissed the allegations as ‘baseless’ and said that he will launch legal proceedings against her.
“Preeti Sharma Menon has already made several allegations against me and the Maharashtra government. Anyway I don’t think they have any set agenda here as this is all just a publicity stunt. I will drag her to court if I have to,” he said.