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Corruption probe in opposition to Anil Deshmukh: Chandiwal Commission submits report back to Maha CM

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Corruption probe against Anil Deshmukh: Chandiwal Commission submits report to Maha CM


MUMBAI: The Chandiwal Commission, probing corruption allegations in opposition to former Maharashtra dwelling minister Anil Deshmukh, submitted its report back to state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday.

The Maharashtra authorities had fashioned the single-member fee, headed by Justice Ok U Chandiwal (retired) in March final yr the conduct a probe into the corruption allegations levelled in opposition to Deshmukh by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.

During the almost year-long probe, the fee recorded the statements of Deshmukh, dismissed police officer Sachin Waze and others. Singh had appeared earlier than the fee as soon as, after a number of summons.

The former Mumbai police chief, by way of a number of affidavits, instructed the fee that he had nothing extra to share apart from the data he offered in his letter to the chief minister.

Singh was the Mumbai police commissioner when an explosives-laden SUV was discovered parked close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence ‘Antilia’ in south Mumbai in February 2021.

Singh, who was transferred from the police commissioner’s publish in March final yr within the aftermath of a ‘Antilia’ bomb scare, had alleged that Deshmukh requested law enforcement officials to gather Rs 100 crore each month from bars and eating places within the metropolis.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are additionally probing the allegations made in opposition to Deshmukh by Singh.

Deshmukh, who resigned from the publish of state dwelling minister in April 2021, was arrested by the ED in November final yr in reference to a cash laundering case. He is presently in judicial custody.