The spycam probe shows that circle officer Dinesh Yadav, who was in charge of Nithari investigation, called up Shivpal Singh Yadav, CM Mulayam Singh's brother and the UP PWD minister, at his residence at 7, Kalidas Marg three times from his mobile phone.
While six Noida police officers have been dismissed and three suspended for negligence in the case, Dinesh Yadav continues to serve as circle officer, Noida.
was not only in touch with Shivpal but also thrashed the relatives of Payal, the 20-year-old woman who was killed, when they came to complain about her
It's another matter that all the threats and actual physical violence on Payal's brother Prakash and sister-in-law Priya by the police did not make the family give up the search.
In fact, their persistence was largely responsible for blowing the lid off Nithari
, and that in turn, perhaps explains the desperation to shut them up.
TOI tried repeatedly to get in touch with Dinesh Yadav
SSP R K S Rathor to get their side of the picture soon after Star News
aired the Tehelka expose, but they did not answer the calls.
appears to be a man with considerable political connection.
Apart from ringing up the CM's brother, he
also received a call from Samajwadi Party MP Ravi Prakash Verma's residence on January 5 when the police officer was in Gujarat for the narco-analysis test of Pandher
and Surinder Koli.
All this while Dinesh Yadav
police colleagues were happily spending Pandher's
money to carry out their duties in style.
Circle Officer Dinesh Yadav (above) took Pandher's first-class AC hospitality to travel to Allahabad for the accused's anticipatory bail hearing.
was also in touch with Shivpal, Mulayam's brother, just ahead of his
Nithari visit, as well as with other Samajwadi Party politicians
''I tried to explain the entire case to Dinesh Yadav
said it was all a lie that Payal was blackmailing him (Pandher) for money.
, Pandey and Kaur slapped Priya.