Mumbai: On Thursday, the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the alleged fake encounter case of gangster Sandeep Gadoli detained Divya Pahuja, Gadoli’s girlfriend and her mother Sonia Pahuja in Gurgaon at Delhi.
The duo is likely to be arrested after the ascertainment of their roles in the alleged fake encounter.
According to a crime branch official, “The duo, mother and daughter, Sonia and Divya have been detained by the SIT. Later, the detainees would be arrested after ascertaining their role in helping the police officials for executing the alleged staged encounter.”
Divya, the alleged girlfriend of Gadoli, was used as a honey trap in the fake encounter of the gangster.
“Divya stayed with Gadoli and passed on information to her mother, Sonia. Sonia had passed on the information to the five accused cops – Pramjeet Ahlawat, Deepak, Pradhyuman Yadav,Vikram Singh and Jitendra Yadav,” added the officer.
At the time of the encounter, Pahuja was with Gadoli inside the hotel and she had allegedly tipped off the location to the Haryana police when the encounter took place.
CCTV footage from the hotel indicated that the Haryana police was trying to damage a camera facing Gadoli’s room before he was gunned down.
“The clippings showed two policemen at the door of the hotel room who were not helping Gadoli who was suffering in pain on the floor for almost 20 minutes,” said the officer.