Mumbai, Mar 12: The CBI Saturday examined Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey in reference to its probe in opposition to former Maharashtra residence minister Anil Deshmukh in a corruption case, officers mentioned Saturday.
Pandey was questioned for practically six hours over the allegations of making an attempt to affect former commissioner Param Bir Singh to withdraw his grievance in opposition to Deshmukh whereas the Bombay Excessive Court docket was listening to the case, they mentioned.
The company has booked Deshmukh and unidentified others below IPC sections associated to legal conspiracy and part of Prevention of Corruption Act for “attempt to obtain undue advantage for improper and dishonest performance of public duty”.
In his letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, after he was faraway from Mumbai Police Commissioner’s put up, Param Bir Singh had alleged Deshmukh allegedly requested Sachin Waze, a Mumbai police officer now sacked in Antilia safety breach case, to allegedly extort over Rs 100 crore a month from bars and eating places of Mumbai, they mentioned.
“The Preliminary Enquiry prima facie revealed that a cognizable offence is made out in the matter, wherein the then Home minister of Maharashtra, shri Anil Deshmukh and unknown others have attempted to obtain undue advantage for improper and dishonest performance of their public duty,” the CBI FIR has alleged.
In line with the CBI handbook, a preliminary enquiry is initiated to evaluate if there’s sufficient prima facie materials within the allegations to proceed with an everyday case for a full fledged probe, officers mentioned.
The CBI enquiry discovered Waze, who was arrested later by NIA, had been reinstated into the police drive after being out of of service for greater than 15 years.
Waze was entrusted with many of the sensational and vital instances of Mumbai Metropolis Police and Deshmukh, the then residence minister, was in information of the mentioned truth, the FIR alleged.
The FIR has alleged that Mr Deshmukh “and others” exercised undue affect over switch and posting of officers and thereby exercising undue affect over the efficiency of their official duties.
Story first printed: Saturday, March 12, 2022, 15:10 [IST]