Amid the continuing controversy surrounding extortion allegations levelled in opposition to Maharashtra Dwelling Minister Anil Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, there appears to be extra hassle for the state’s Maha Vikas Aghadi Authorities led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
This as the previous prime cop, who moved the Supreme Court docket on Monday, has additionally levelled fees of malpractices in transfers and postings in opposition to Deshmukh.
In his petition filed earlier than the apex courtroom, the previous Mumbai Police chief has talked about a report made in August final yr by IPS officer Rashmi Shukla, alleging malpractices in postings and transfers by the state’s Dwelling Minister.
He additionally knowledgeable the apex courtroom in his petition that Rashmi Shukla, Commissioner Intelligence, State Intelligence Division, had delivered to the discover of the Director-Normal of Police, who in flip introduced it to the information of the state’s Further Chief Secretary Dwelling Division.
The previous Mumbai Police Commissioner added that “she was shunted out” somewhat than taking any agency motion in opposition to mentioned, Deshmukh.
The Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) escalated its assault on the Maharashtra Authorities within the wake of contemporary accusations in opposition to the state’s Dwelling Minister with former chief Devendra Fadnavis main the cost.
Demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter, Fadnavis claimed the Maharashtra Authorities didn’t act on an “incriminating” state intelligence division report containing audio intercepts of a “massive scale corruption” in police transfers and postings.
The BJP chief mentioned that he had “6.3 GB information” of the calls intercepted by then Commissioner of Intelligence Rashmi Shukla with due permissions, the place names of a number of key law enforcement officials had been mentioned.
He added that every one these telephone calls had been recorded by Shukla with due permission from the state authorities however regardless of the submission of the report back to the Chief Minister in August 2020, no motion was taken on the report, PTI reported.
The Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) expressed its fury over the contemporary accusations with social gathering chief Nawab Malik rubbishing the claims made by Fadnavis and calling Rashmi Shukla a “BJP agent”.