Mumbai Assistant Commissioner of Police Anil Mahabole's potential questioning in journalist J Dey's murder has once again brought into limelight the alleged nexus between the men in khaki and the Mumbai underworld.
ACP Anil Mahabole is likely to be questioned for J Dey's death. It is believed that Dey was working on a story establishing a link between Dawood Ibrahim and Mahabole.
Anil Mahabole's alleged links with the D-Company were first reported in 2007. It was alleged that he extorted money from builders on behalf of the gang. He was also alleged to be close to Dawood's sister Haseena Parkar.
Ever since the late 90s, the method adopted by 'encounter specialists' of the Mumbai police to eliminate gangsters have come under scrutiny. These men were accused of carrying out fake encounters as agents of the underworld. Just three men, Pradeep Sharma, Daya Naik and Ravindra Angre have more than 240 encounters between them.
Pradeep Sharma, who is in judicial custody, was arrested for ordering one such encounter. He has a staggering total of a 104 encounters to his "credit".
Daya Nayak, with 85 encounters under his belt, was arrested for underworld links and owning disproportionate assets. He was reinstated in 2010, but has not been given any post yet.
Ravindra Angre, responsible for 52 encounters, was arrested for assaulting and trying to extort money from a local builder and has been granted bail only recently.