3 top cops meet Pandey

Three top Gujarat Police officers,including Director General of Police Amitabh Pathak,met suspended Additional Director General of Police P P Pandey on Monday afternoon.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: August 20, 2013 4:49 am

Three top Gujarat Police officers,including Director General of Police Amitabh Pathak,met suspended Additional Director General of Police P P Pandey on Monday afternoon. Pandey is in CBI custody at Gandhinagar till August 21 in connection with the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter case.

According to officials,Pathak,ADGP (admin) A K Singh and Deputy Inspector General of Gandhinagar range R R Bhagat met Pandey for 15 minutes. They claimed that it was a “courtesy call” since the accused happened to be a “brother officer”. The meeting happened after the CBI granted permission; the officers met in the presence of a senior CBI official.

Officials said that the three police officers enquired about Pandey’s health.

“We sought permission from the Central agency and it was a welfare meeting in the presence of a CBI officer. I appreciate the CBI for allowing us to visit him,” Pathak said.

According to sources,Pandey had complained of spondylitis,followed by numbness in arms. He was treated by a doctor from the civil hospital. He is suffering from diabetes and hypertension. Pathak said that Pandey appeared to be in good health.

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