Mumbai Encounter Specialist to Join Politics
Mumbai, Policenama Online – Pradeep Sharma, one of the well-known public face senior police inspector who did more than 100 encounters to his name recently resigned from Maharashtra Police. Pradeep Sharma posted at the Thane crime branch sent their resignation to superiors.
The encounter cop resignation has fuelled speculations about his entry into politics. Sharma is likely to contest the upcoming assembly elections on a shiv sena ticket.
Pradeep Sharma was recently inducted back in service after few years of suspension. The senior inspector was suspended for his alleged involvement in fake encounter case of alleged gangster Lakhan Bhaiya. Sharma and 13 other policemen were arrested in the case and later suspended in 2008.
In 2013, Pradeep Sharma came back after his acquittal. The then Congress-NCP government was reluctant to induct Sharma back in service, but he was finally taken back after he threatened to join politics. Pradeep Sharma, who has 100 encounters in his name, was also known for his network in the underworld.