New Delhi : In a significant decision that has baffled security experts, the Union Home ministry has handed over the Israeli diplomat car blast case to the CID. ACP Pradyuman will lead the investigation team and he will be assisted by Inspectors Abhijeet and Daya.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) which surveyed the incident site this morning, reportedly told Union Home minister P Chidambaram that only an inspector like Daya could crack this case. “He has the experience of breaking many doors,” an NIA sleuth told PC, recommending that Daya be part of Pradyuman’s team.
“Who is this Pradyuman and who is Daya?” Chidambaram is reported to have enquired. A Google search on his Blackberry provided PC with the answer, as he wondered loudly why no one told him these guys have been solving cases since 1997.
“I must tell Kalanidhi Maran that Sun TV too should telecast CID, instead of all the Mamiyaar-Maatupen soaps,” said Chidambaram. “Let people in the south also know ACP Pradyuman. Maybe they can name him Muthuraman in Tamil.”
PC is also learnt to have expressed dismay that despite cracking thousands of cases so far, Pradyuman remains an ACP. “Our systems are at fault. Which is why I did not even know. You come back from Israel, Iran or wherever, you will be promoted,” PC is reported to have promised ACP Pradyuman.
Pradyuman is believed to have had a preliminary meeting with his team and concluded “kuch gadbad to hai”. Ordering Daya and Abhijeet to “Chanakyapuri ka kona kona chaan maro”, he reminded them that “goli kahin se bhi chal sakti hai”. Forensic expert Dr Salunkhe will also be part of the CID team and in an interesting first, lawyer KD from `Adalat’ also has been roped in to provide legal expertise to the CID team.
Sony TV has already bagged the rights to telecast the investigation episodes over two weekends. To ensure Sony does not run away with the TRPs during that time, Colors has already announced it will air Salman Khan’s `Bodyguard’, `Ready’, `Dabangg’ and `Wanted’ back-to-back at the same time.
Speaking to `Tenali Rama Reports’, Inspector Daya confessed he is very excited about the case. “I am looking forward to slapping the main accused at the end of the investigation, after which he will describe in detail how he masterminded the plot and carried out the attack. As you know, we keep it very simple.”
Meanwhile, Salman Khurshid said at an election meeting in Uttar Pradesh that Sonia Gandhi’s grandchildren had tears in their eyes, when they learnt CID has been given the responsibility to investigate the case. “It is their favorite serial on TV. They are planning to write a thankyou note to Chidambaram uncle,” he said.