FIVE police officers in the Indian city of Mumbai have been suspended after reports that they attended a party hosted by a notorious criminal, BBC reported on Monday. Grainy video footage in the Indian media purport to show the five officers drinking and dancing on Christmas Eve. The party was reportedly hosted by crime boss, Chhota Rajan - wanted for murder, extortion and drug-trafficking. Those suspended include Mumbais deputy police commissioner VN Salve and his assistant. They deny the allegations. The policemen have been suspended and a departmental inquiry will be conducted, Maharashtra state CM Ashok Chavan told reporters. Mumbai police commissioner D Sivanandan had recommended the suspension of the five police officers. He said there was CCTV footage and photographs which may prove that the officials were present at the party, the Times of India newspaper reported. Salve has denied he was present at the party, which was reportedly organised by the Chhota Rajan gang to celebrate the release of some of their members from jail. I am innocent. All allegations against me are baseless, Salve said. I have not attended any party hosted by criminal elements. Chhota Rajan is a former aide of Mumbai crime lord Dawood Ibrahim, Indias most wanted man. The two had a falling out later. Dawood Ibrahim is charged with masterminding the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings in which 257 people died and more than 700 others were wounded.