Cop riding bike 'gifted' by history-sheeter suspended
Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik has put the brakes on Assistant Police Inspector Umesh Patil, who was caught on camera by MiD DAY riding a motorbike with a fake number plate ('Cop patrolling on stolen motorbike!', March 30), allegedly gifted to him by a history-sheeter from Nagpada.
Patil was found patrolling on a Honda Stunner with the number plate MH43-AA-369. The number is actually registered in the name of a retired BEST employee from Airoli for his Honda Shine bike. Inquiries have revealed that Patil was given the two-wheeler by history-sheeter Yakub Shaikh from Nagpada.
As per police records Yakub had been arrested in two cases of extortion in 1996 and 1997 and a case breach of peace in 2012. Following MiD DAY’s report, Patnaik initiated an inquiry into the matter and ordered deputy commissioner of police Keshav Jadhav to investigate and submit a report.
Jadhav had filed a detailed report based on MiD DAY’s article and tabled it before the police commissioner, seeking action against the errant cop.
Vinayak Sawade, senior police inspector of Nagpada police station, confirmed the reports but refused to divulge further information.