After they were picked up and questioned, instructions for their immediate release came from the top. Sridhar Vagal, the joint police commissioner (crime), reportedly ordered their release. Vagal told a newspaper that he had given the order because "nothing incriminating had been found on them".
Even more surprising was the face-saving gesture made by police chief R.S. Sharma—he transferred the inspector and ordered a probe. The episode has once again raised questions on the alleged cops-bookie nexus.