Corruption case: CBI questions private staffers of Anil Deshmukh2 min read
The CBI on Sunday questioned two private staffers of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in reference to the allegations of corruption levelled in opposition to him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh, officers mentioned.
Deshmukh’s private assistant Kundan Shinde and private secretary Sanjeev Palande had been requested to look earlier than the CBI workforce in reference to its ongoing preliminary enquiry (PE) into the case following directives of the Bombay High Court, they mentioned.
Both of them had been being questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the DRDO visitor home in suburban Santacruz, the officers mentioned. Singh had in a letter alleged that Palande was current when Deshmukh allegedly requested suspended cop Sachin Waze to allegedly extort over Rs 100 crore a month from bars and eating places of Mumbai, they mentioned.
Waze, who was arrested final month by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in reference to the case of an explosives-laden SUV discovered close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home, in his assertion had reportedly claimed Shinde was current throughout one such dialog.
The company began its preliminary enquiry into the allegations of bribery in opposition to Deshmukh on Tuesday on the orders of the excessive courtroom. It despatched a workforce of officers from Delhi to Mumbai to hold out the probe.
The CBI has to this point recorded statements of Param Bir Singh, presently posted because the Director General of state Home Guards, Sachin Waze, DCP Raju Bhujbal, ACP Sanjay Patil, advocate Jayshree Patil, a petitioner, and lodge proprietor Mahesh Shetty. Singh was shifted from the put up of Mumbai police commissioner to the Home Guards division on March 17.
Later, he filed a petition within the HC in search of a CBI probe in opposition to Deshmukh, alleging the NCP chief had requested Waze and different cops to extort Rs 100 crore from eating places and bars in Mumbai. Deshmukh, who has denied the allegations, resigned from the cabinet on April 5 after the HC order.