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No calls made between Khadse and Dawood’s Pakistan number: Mumbai Police

The AAP has demanded the minister’s resignation alleging he is interfering with the ongoing inquiry.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 22, 2016 12:44 am
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Even as the Mumbai Police Crime Branch started its probe into allegations of Mumbai Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse being listed on fugitive criminal Dawood Ibrahim’s call records, an ‘ethical hacker’ has sought to retrieve documents to support allegations made against the minister. The AAP has demanded the minister’s resignation alleging he is interfering with the ongoing inquiry.

Calling himself an ethical hacker working in “national interest”, Manish Liladhar Bhangale of Jalgaon said he had traced the mobile number of Mehjabeen Shaikh, Dawood Ibrahim’s wife. He said he had noted that frequent calls were made between September 5, 2015 and April 5 this year to 10 mobile numbers from the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited. Bhangale claimed, “I have been tracking this for about six months. Four of them (the numbers) are Dubai based, of which one is of Ibrahim’s daughter’s. Another is of a prominent bank in UP, the other four belong to political leaders of various parties, including BJP’s Eknath Khadse. If the government allows me, I can retrieve older call records and expose more people.” He said none of the other political leaders were from Maharashtra.

In an official statement issued Saturday, JCP (Crime) Atulchandra Kulkarni, said, “We checked the details and our initial analysis of (Khadse’s) cell phone number indicated that there have been neither outgoing nor incoming calls from it to that of the fugitive during the entire period of Sept 2015 to April 2016 as mentioned in the (AAP) press conference.”

Calling the allegations baseless, Khadse said, “I have not been using this phone for a year now. During this time, no international call was received or made from it. This has been confirmed by the mobile service provider.”

Khadse also pointed out that the possibility of his phone number being cloned and misused could not be ruled out.

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  1. P
    May 22, 2016 at 9:59 pm
    Kejriwal is a duplicate of congress. He is a crook, beyond doubt. Who are the fools listening, aap can stay in delhi. They have not yet proved credible not made any difference. What happened to sheila dixit, justva gimmick of this rogue politician.
    1. Anil Tandale
      May 22, 2016 at 11:07 am
      [Un]ethical hackers claimed to be emplo by AAP after Modi degree fiasco. Those who condemned Batla as fake encounter, have to face ISIS video as mirror. Another crude and creduluous misconduct of AAP.
      1. R
        May 22, 2016 at 4:32 am
        It is possible that Mr.Khadse's nos were cloned just to defame him. Anyway a quick police investigation will clear the doubts. However. Mr.Khadse should immediately file defamation against AAp. This AAP pesron should spend sometime in Jail. That will teach a lesson to AAP leaders right from Khujiwal on wards to be careful when they allege against others. It should make them doubly sure before they open their mouths.
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          Kumar Saurav
          May 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm
          As I am Ethical Hacker, i know that there is a possibility of call spoofing or hijacking... so before blaming someone Mr. Manish first you should confirm with service provider..
          1. R
            May 22, 2016 at 9:19 am
            As was expected, govt is mine, police is mine, PM is mine so no issue as Malegoan blasts convicts gets clean chit why cannot this man. Imagine if he was from opposition party or minority community what will be the consequences for him. May God protect this country from bias and injustice to people.
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