The Central Bureau Of Investigation is conducting searches at former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s residence. The company has registered a corruption case towards Deshmukh in reference to allegations made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
The CBI has booked Deshmukh in reference to allegations of bribery towards him and carried out searches at varied areas in Mumbai.
The probe company had carried out a preliminary enquiry on the orders of Bombay High Court to look into the allegations towards him levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
According to the officers, throughout the enquiry, the CBI obtained sufficient prima facie materials to begin a proper probe by registering a daily case towards Deshmukh and different unidentified individuals underneath the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The former minister was summoned by the probe company for questioning into the matter on April 14 after ex-Mumbai Commissioner levelled extortion costs towards him.
As a part of its preliminary enquiry, the CBI additionally questioned Anil Deshmukh’s private assistants Sanjeev Palande and Kundan Shinde, former cop Sachin Vaze’s two drivers, bar homeowners, Mumbai Police officers, and folks near the previous minister in reference to the alleged corruption case.
On March 20, Singh had written a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray alleging that the then Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had indulged in “malpractices” and requested for suspended police officer Sachin Waze to gather Rs 100 crore each month from bars and resorts.
Deshmukh later resigned as a minister after the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI probe into the allegations made by Singh.