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Statements to the Thane police by family friends of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Sanjay Banerjee, who allegedly shot himself at a Thane restaurant on March 23, have raised questions over his wife's claim that he had shot himself "accidentally".
Police have recorded statements of five-six people who Banerjee's wife Sushmita had called immediately after his death, telling them that he had shot himself, a senior officer said.
"We were in the process of recording statements from all parties when Sushmita gave the second statement. We then contacted some family friends who Sushmita had called immediately after the incident. They confirmed Sushmita had told them that Banerjee shot himself in the head," said an officer.
A couple of these family friends had also rushed to the spot to console and help Sushmita cope with the police formalities.
"We will be recording statements of these family friends in the presence of a magistrate under provisions of Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)," the officer added.
Zonal DCP Balasaheb Patil said, "We have recorded statements from around 20 to 25 people. We are deciding how many of these statements we should record again under Section 164. We are also awaiting forensics reports."
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