मुंबई के सीनियर आईपीएस अफसर देवेन भारती पर गैंगस्टर्स से सांठगांठ के आरोपों ने मुंबई में हलचल मचा दिया है. मीडिया हाउसेज ने इस मामले को प्रमुखता से कवर करना शुरू कर दिया है. परिणामस्वरूप सरकारी स्तर पर जांच शुरू हो चुकी है.
मालूम हो कि सीनियर आईपीएस आफिसर देवेन भारती मुंबई में लगातार 12 साल से ज़्यादा समय से रुतबे वाली जगह पर रह रहे हैं. महाराष्ट्र के एक जेल में बंद विजय पलांदे नामक शख्स ने एक चिट्ठी लिखी है जिसमें देवेन भारती पर गंभीर किस्म के आरोप लगाए गए हैं. बंदी की यह चिट्ठी बहुत चर्चा में है. इस पत्र के आधार पर कई मीडिया हाउसेज ने खबर चलाई है.
विजय पलांदे थाने जेल मे बंद है. जेल से यह पत्र उसने 31 दिसंबर 2018 को भारत सरकार के चीफ़ विजलेंस कमिश्नर को लिखा. तब विजय पलांदे तलोजा सेंट्रल जेल में बंद था. इस पत्र में विजय पलांदे ने खुद के भारती से रिश्ते और अंडरवर्ल्ड से भारती का कनेक्शन उजागर किया है. इस पत्र में उसने बहुत गम्भीर आरोप लगाए हैं.
पत्र के अनुसार देवेन भारती के पास 10,000 करोड़ से ज़्यादा की अवैध सम्पत्ति है. इस संपत्ति को वह सुधाकर शेट्टी और हबीब फ़ारूक़ी के द्वारा घुमाता है. मुंबई के पूर्व पुलिस आयुक्त राकेश मारिया ने भी अपनी पुस्तक में शीना बोरा हत्याकांड में देवेन भारती द्वारा जांच में लापरवाही का मुद्दा उठाया था जो मीडिया की सुर्ख़ियों में रहा.
एजाज़ लकड़ावाला, सलीम महाराज, तारिक परवीन आदि को बचाने की कोशिशों के बारे में भी पत्र में जिक्र है. महाराष्ट्र के गृह मंत्री अनिल देशमुख ने इस पत्र पर संज्ञान लेकर कार्यवाही करने की बात की है.
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Maharashtra to look into ATS chief’s ‘underworld links’
Mumbai, February 18, 2020 23:12 IST
Updated: February 19, 2020 01:54 IST
Gangster Vijay Palande’s letter to CVC accuses Deven Bharti of running criminal empire
The Maharashtra government is looking into the State Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Deven Bharti’s alleged links with the underworld based on a two-year-old letter from gangster Vijay Palande to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
Mr. Palande, an accused in a 2012 double murder case, is lodged in Taloja jail
Last week, on February 12, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh wrote on a file, reviewed by The Hindu, calling for an explanation from Director General (DG) of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, and asked him to hold a meeting to discuss the letter.
The letter, a copy of which is with The Hindu, was written on December 31, 2018 and forwarded to the State Home Department in October 2019 by the CVC and Union Home Ministry. It was then sent to the Home Minister for his views, who wrote, ‘To be discussed’.
“We are calling for a meeting to discuss the issue with the DG and Additional Chief Secretary (Home),” said a Home Department source.
Senior police officials said the letter needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, given that it is the handiwork of a ‘disgruntled accused’. “Much of the content of this letter cannot be verified,” said a senior officer.
Mr. Bharti, too, raised questions about the letter being taken seriously. “A serial killer, gangster, accused in six murder cases and other serious cases is arrested in 2012. He makes a motivated, malicious and wild complaint in 2018 and it is being peddled in 2020,” Mr. Bharti said. There was a need, he added, to look into who was behind “peddling this news and conniving, aiding and abetting a thoroughbred criminal in furthering his nefarious agenda,” he said. “If the media starts playing into the hands of accused criminals, this will set a wrong precedent and encourage accused persons to level unsubstantiated allegations against investigators.”
In the letter, Mr. Palande has alleged Mr. Bharti’s proximity to underworld gangsters Chhota Shakeel, and gang members such as Umar Chikoo, Salim Maharaj and Ahmed Langda. He also alluded to a ₹10,000-crore criminal empire being run by Mr. Bharti, which included a close network with gangster Ejaz Lakdawala.
The letter also said Mr. Bharti took ₹2 crore as bribe from Anuj Tikku, son of Arun Tikku, whose murder Mr. Palande and his associate Simran Sood have been accused of.
“Deven Bharti took ₹2 crore from from Anuj Tikku’s family to exonerate him of his father’s murder. He had given a contract to kill his own father to Dhananjay Shinde, a henchman of Santosh Shetty. Due to Deven Bharti’s blessings, Anuj Tikku was not charged at all,” said the letter.
The letter also accused Mr. Bharti of running a criminal empire along with gangsters, and refers to his proximity to gangster Santosh Shetty, Chhota Shakeel and Chhota Rajan.
Gangster Santosh Shetty, the letter said, continued to work with Mr. Bharti, but soon, Chhota Rajan discovered this and developed an animosity towards him. “Meanwhile, Bharti grabbed all the matka operations in the State.”
The letter also said gangster Sudhakar Shetty became Mr. Bharti’s ‘gang member’. “All illicit money was being parked at Sudhakar’s office on behalf of Mr. Bharti,” the letter said.
Additional Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar refused to confirm the note or the letter. “I will have to check and get back to you on this,” he told The Hindu.
S.H. Kurlekar, Superintendent of Police, Taloja jail, denied information of the letter even though Mr. Palande has given his postal address as, ‘A 342, Room No. 49, High Security Anda Cell, Taloja Central Prison.’ “I have no information on (my) file of any such letter moving out of my prison,” Mr. Kurlekar said.
The Home Minister did not respond to calls and text messages till the time of going to press.
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मुंबई : मुंबई के सब से तेज़ तर्रार और किसी के भी बाप से न डरने वाले, किसी भी पुलिस थाने का पानी भी न पीने वाले और पत्रकारों को भी अपने जूते की नोक पर रखने वाले और अगर किसी ने कोई सच्ची खबर लिख दी जो उनके विरोध हो तो उस पत्रकार के विरुद्ध धर्म के मुल्लों और पाखंडयों से धार्मिक भावना आहत करने का मामला दर्ज करवाने वाले और इस से भी अगर पत्रकार न डरे तो बंद केबिन में उसे धमकाने वाले आईपीएस अफसर देवेन भारती और अंडरवर्ल्ड के रिश्तों को 2 साल पहले विजय पलांदे नाम के आरोपी और उनके करीबी ने एक पत्र में उजागर किया था यह पत्र पलांदे ने केंद्र को लिखा था लेकिन हैरानी की बात यह की राज्य के ही दो बड़े अफसरों ने इस पत्र को दबाया था बिलकुल वैसे ही जैसे पीटर और इंद्राणी मुखर्जी को शीना बोरा की हत्या के बाद उनके लोकेशन निकालने वाली बात पर पर्दा डाला गया था।
अपने पत्र में पलांदे ने जो लिखा और जो शिकायत की वह बेहद चौंका देने वाली है विजय पलांदे थाने जेल मे बंद है और जेल से यह पत्र उसने 31 दिसंबर 2018 को भारत सरकार के चीफ़ विजलेंस कमिश्नर को लिखा है इस पत्र में विजय पलांदे ने खुद के भारती से रिश्ते और अंडरवर्ल्ड से भारती का कनेक्शन उजागर किया है।
Vijay B. Palande,
A 342, room no. 49,
High Security Anda Cell,
Taloja Central Prison,
Kharghar, New Mumbai 410210
31st December, 2018
The Chief Vigilance Commissioner,
Government of India,
Subject: Mind Boggling cobweb of criminal activities of Deven Bharti IPS and the underworld in India
I was working in Zee TV in undercover security team. Due to nature of work, i developed close contact with many bureaucrats, policemen, politicians, petty criminals, gangsters. One of them Shri. Deven bharti developed a very close contact with me. So I started to work for him. He asked me to give details of big businessmen, their phone numbers, financial worth. Initially I was not knowing why he is asking for this but through the passage of time I came to know that he is passing this information to underworld and then the gangsters threatening them for extortion. Subsequently, they run to crime branch for safety where Deven Bharti handles their cases. Then he advises them to part with money and buy the peace. He has made fortune with this type of dealings. Deven Bharti developed a gang of hand picked officers who are ready to do anything for him and work as a Ferocious gang.
Deven Bharti always ensured lucrative postings for all of them. Deven Bharti was in very close contact with gangster Santosh Shetty who was in Thailand and looking after the south Asian activities of Chota Rajan gang. Santosh continuously worked tandem with Deven Bharti for long but sooner Chota Rajan discovered it out and both developed animosity.
Then Deven Bharti introduced him to Chota Shakeel on whose instruction Santosh Shetty killed Bharat Nepali in Pattaya Thailand and buried him there in a private bunglow. I was very close to Santosh Shetty and hence i came to know the entire events.
Similarly Deven Bharti’s begman Habib Farooqui was also talking to Chota Rajan directly. Actually Habib Farooqui and Ravi Punjabi was very close to one retired police inspector Ashok Barkar. But when Habib Farooqui became close to Deven Bharti and then started to harass Ravi Punjabi for money meanwhile Deven Bharti grabbed all matka operations in the state. Habib Farooqui and Ravi Punjabi had fight over the control of matka business. Both were close friends. Then Habib Farooqui forced Deven Bharti to put Ravi Punjabi in bogus case. Accordingly he was fixed in a bogus MCOCA case. After seeing Habib Farooqui’s unchecked extortion bids in the city Ashok Borkar opted for VRS from service. Then Habib Farooqui started to run all matka business uninterruptedly under protection of Deven Bharti.
Habib started to speak to Chota Rajan and settled many matters. Chota Rajan had threatened one Sudhakar Shetty, but Habib settled the matter and due to this became very close to Sudhakar Shetty. Sudhakar Shetty became the gang member of Deven Bharti. All illicit money, slush money started to land/park at Sudhakar’s offices under the direction of Sudhakar Shetty who provided safe passage to gotten money of Deven Bharti. Habib had settles the threats of many businessmen in the city and in return amassed crores of rupees along with Deven Bharti. He had taken care of Deven Bharti’s brother Atul Bharti in the city. Deven Bharti acilitated to Habib Farooqui to Habib Farooqui to develop close proximity with Chota Rajan gang, Chota Shakeel gang, Ravi Punjabi gang. Habib started to pass messages to above mentioned gangs.
Habib Farooqui was penniless in the year 2001 when he came from Indore and developed close rapport with Deven Bharti. Habib is basically a pimp he has one call girl supplier by name Munna Lokhandwala who operates in Oshiwara area and Oshiwara police knows him. At this time Habib Farooqui started to travel abroad to meet gangsters.Simultaneously he developed friendship with Abhigyan Prakash of NDTV and through him he meets higher authority of Delhi and augments the influence of Deven Bharti. Habib Lambu made several efforts to cultivate PMO in Delhi through Abhigyan Prakash, when it was not successful, he tried to enter the South Block and gain access to the then Prime Minister’s press advisor.
Criminal trespass amounted to breach of security, then he was detained and questioned. His antecedents then scrutinized by the Central Agencies then he was allowed to go with stern warning. Deven Bharti ensured his release. Habib Lambu told me that he was under surveillance at Central Agencies for sometime. Meanwhile I developed a very close contact with Santosh Shetty with the blessings of Deven Bharti who keeps a small separate phone to talk to me, only for 15 to 20 days then after I have to throw the phone in sea and have to take new phone to talk to him as per his order. When I was with Santosh Shetty in Bangkok Deven Bharti sent two reporters of Aaj Tak channel by name Arsh Chandra and Vaibhav to Bangkok to meet Santosh. List of 20 builders were given by them to Santosh in my presence in order to give threat to them.
I know one case when Santosh Shetty had kidnapped one person whose company was in Vasai his name was Shah from Vile Parle. I knew Santosh shetty sent Lakhs of rupees to Deven Bharti. During this gluttony of Deven Bharti I felt cheated so I leaked this information to my relative police officer PI Sanjay Shinde and gave Santosh Shetty’s Thailand address to him. P.I Sanjay Shinde immediately gave this information to the then Jt. CP Himanshu Roy and subsequently Santosh Shetty was deported to India. Deven Bharti found out who leaked the address of Santosh Shetty and became my sworn enemy.
I also know that wanted accused Vijay shetty of Rajan gang is in close contact with Deven Bharti. Vijay Shetty was involved in the murder of Farid Tanisha of Chota Rajan gang but Deven Bharti was at the helm of crime branch so he prevailed on the investigation and Vijay Shetty’s name was cleared.
Therefore I understood that Deven Bharti may go to any extent to kill me so i stopped to meet him and shifted to Pune and Germany. Since I was very close to him I knew that he is constantly in close contact of Chota Shakeel. He has patronized all members of the Shakeel gang. Ahmed Langda, Salim Maharaj, Salim Fruit, Bilal of Bandra, Umar Chikoo are very close to him. Habib is very close to Dawood’s sister’s husband Saud of Bandra. Deven Bharti has amassed huge wealth to the tune of 10,000/ crores of rupees. Habib sends money out of India through money laundering.
He has kept most of his “benami” wealth on the name of Sudhakar Shetty, his brother Atul, Habib Lambu, some of the money parked in tax havens. I heard from Deven Bharti that he has some financial interest somewhere near London he keeps visiting there every now and then.
I know that the then Home Minister R. R. Patil was in his pocket. Deven Bharti ensured postings of other IPS officers in Maharashtra cadre. R. R. Patil’s friend Shekhar Gaikwad of Pune and Habib’s partner Arshad Siddiqui have started green house near Satara on Pati Road.
Nowadays I heard Deven Bharti is very close to present Chief Minister and Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis who promised him post of special Commissioner of Police Mumbai.
Subsequently Deven Bharti ensured arrest in bogus case and sent me in jail. Actually I was helping the police to solve the case but Deven Bharti put me in bogus case and settled old scores. After my arrest Deven Bharti pressurized me to involve Abhijeet Mankar, Ajay Batra and others with me and extorted huge money from them by threatening to arrest them in my case.
Deven Bharti took 2 crores of rupees from Anuj Tikky’s Family to exonerate him from his Father’s murder case wherein he had given contract to kill his own father to Dhanjay Shinde crony of Santosh Shetty. In Fact due to my information P.I. Shinde nabbed abd arrested Anuj Tikky and Dhanjay Shinde who were hiding in Chiplun Ratnagiri after killing. Due to Deven Bharti’s blessings Anuj Tikki was not charged at all.
On 10/04/12 the entire meeting between me and Deven Bharti at midnight was recorded in my mobile and was capture in CCTV cameras of Churchgate Station but Deven Bharti ensured that everything was destroyed by his crime branch team. I hereby request to carry out the impartial enquiry in the matter and expose the traitor in uniform and his malfeasance.
Vijay B. Palande.
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