a law made to curb crime but now a day’s MCOCA has been misused by
corrupt Mumbai Police officers to book businessmen in false case for
their personal gain as they did in my case on 5th July 2006.
a businessman and is the Director of a Company known asM/s.
Vertex Warehousing and Constructions Pvt. Ltdinvolved
in the business of carrying out constructions and redevelopment of
plots since 1984 in Mumai.
I had purchased a piece of land on 27th Jan 2006 situated atVillage
Mulgaon, Behind Domino Pizza, Andheri Kurla road, Andheri East,
I wanted to develop the plot under theSlum
Rehabilitation Scheme (SRA).
At the same time oneSantosh
wanted to develop it. Since I purchased the plot at higher rateSantosh
Mithgaokar (the builder)made
an NCP office beareras
troublemaker in my plot. This builder has troubled many developers in
Mumbai as he is close to politicians and bribe policeman to become a
trouble maker in many plots there by earning big money or forcefully
taking possession of the plots at cheaper rates. I was also offered
to withdraw from the said plot by the above said builder in May 2006
but I refused. The background ofSantosh
is the front man of 3 Cabinet rank NCP ministers and son of
Ex-Congress CM in Maharashtra) is more powerful than the underworldand
can put any one in jail with his Police, Politicians connection. He
has grabbed more than 18 SRA plots in Mumbai after I was arrested.
I knew of his groups clout in Police and Ministry so I was the first
one to lodge aPolice
complaint against him on 23rd march 2006 again on 29th march 2006. But
when the local police did not help me I went to City Civil Court and
filed two cases against them (one to put my board on the site and
another to do the survey of my above said land). In both the cases
(13th April 2006 & 29th April 2006) the City Civil Court allowed me to
put the board and do the survey against the main complainant in MCOCA
Tiwari (front man of Santosh Mithgaokar).
I went out of India from28thMay
2006 to 29thJune
Europe & Canada. After
returning from abroad on5thof
was arrested under the stringent law in India that’s applicable to
only hardened criminal, MCOC
Act (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act of 1999).
Here the crime branch officers in Mumbai were under pressure as firing
taken place on 14th June 2006. In order to show that Mumbai Police is
doing some work, then Joint Commissioner of Police (crime)Mrs
her officers to book us under the MCOC Act without even studying my
was to show the PRESS and Mukesh Bhatt that crime branch is very
active under her and has solved the Mukesh Bhatt firing case in 20
I was behind bars on 5thJuly
that time judiciary came in support of me as the only complaint of the
main complainant Brijlal Tiwari against me was that I had threatened
him in my office in2ndweek
of June 2006 in Mumbai,
whereas I was out of India during that period from 28thMay
The Honorable Judge in Special MCOCA courtMr
to know of this fact in the first hearing on 13th July 2006 itself,
but as the law is so strict in MCOCA case, that you have to spend
minimum 30 days in police custody and 30 days in judicial custody. So
after spending 65 days in jail I was released on bail on 7thSept
to the judicial system in India that these corrupt
policemen/politicians are kept under control.
The then Police Commissioner Mr A.N.Roy after knowing that it’s a
false case did not help me and they went to High Court to cancel my
High Court JudgeMr
the bail application plea on 9thJan
Then I filed a complaint-dated 20.2.2007 before theState
Human Rights Commission, State of Maharashtra, Mumbai,
pointing out the facts narrated in the foregoing paragraphs of the
present Complaint. The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission, vide
its order dated 20.3.2007 was pleased to dispose off the matter of
mine because the Commission was of the opinion that the case of the
Complainant was not maintainable as per the provisions of the
regulations framed U/s. 10 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993
as it related tocivil
as property rights, contractual obligations.
From the time of my release from custody I have been running from
pillar to post to prove my bonafides and innocence and the efforts of
the mine did not go in vain since theSession
Court Judge Mr S.P.Kukadayin
MCOCA Special Case No. 11 of 2007 acquitted me vide its order dated
I state that the MCOC Act was misused in my case and I had to spend 65
days in jail, plus had monetary loss ( I had to pay interest on the
loan taken plus i had to sell my plot at cheap rate) and faced wrath
of the society. I was friendly to the who's who of Mumbai and
suddenly I found myself with robbers, drug peddlers, rapist, murderers
in Jail thanks to the front man (Santosh Mithgaokar and his boss close
to then Chief Minister of Maharashtra's Son & 2 Ministers) of the
greedy politicians & 4 corrupt Mumbai police officers. (then
Commissioner of Police Anami Roy, then Crime Branch in-charge Meeran
Borwankar, Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Pramod Rane,
Senior Police Inspector Vinayak Sawade).
my case not a single NC or any criminal case is there since I was
born. (you need 2 serious cases in past 10 years to book any person in
No phone taping was done of mine in spite of my complainant telling
the police that he is receiving threats from the underworld (why did
the police not tape my phone/mobile?? even Hon. Judge Mr Abhay Thipsay
made this note in the bail application)
No numbers from my mobile or land line phone to any underworld were
found by the crime branch officers during my interrogation in police
No monetary transactions was found out between me and the underworld.
I was out of country when theComplainantwas
threatened in my office in Mumbai.
I was personally known to the then Chief Secretary of Maharashtra
since 1994. (But he also did not help me, as the law is so strict that
once you are arrested in MCOCA even the Prime Minister of India cannot
release you from jail. It’s only the Judiciary which can help).
I have been asking forpolice
noting of my case under RTI 2005 act.
But the crime branch is not giving me the details.
In the month of December 2009 I filed a criminal writ petition in
Mumbai High Court against the corruptpolice
officers and my complainants. A
division bench of the high court also admitted the appeal filed by the
Maharashtra State against the order of Session Court.In
September 2010 my
case has been tagged with the police department retrial of MCOCA case
In my case Inspector Vinayak Sawade got Rs 25 lakhs from Santosh
Mithgaokar to put me behind bars in false MCOCA case.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (crime) Pramod Rane got 15 lakhs and
a promise for a flat in Pune by Santosh Mithgaokar.
Mrs Meera Borwankar ordered my arrest as her senior A.N.Roy and
politicians had pressurized her. She saved her Joint Commisioner
Crime posting by arresting me in a false case (The most corrupted
A.N.Roy as usual was always favouring politicians. He was removed
Court of Mumbaifrom
Inspector General of Police Maharashra. But still by obeying his
masters (politicians) he managed to get back the said posting. The
most corrupt officer who can do anything for the sake of his post (now