Amid the continued controversy surrounding extortion allegations levelled in opposition to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, there appears to be extra bother for the state’s Maha Vikas Aghadi Government led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
This as the previous prime cop, who moved the Supreme Court on Monday, has additionally levelled fees of malpractices in transfers and postings in opposition to Deshmukh.
In his petition filed earlier than the apex court docket, the previous Mumbai Police chief has talked about a report made in August final 12 months by IPS officer Rashmi Shukla, alleging malpractices in postings and transfers by the state’s Home Minister.
He additionally knowledgeable the apex court docket in his petition that Rashmi Shukla, Commissioner Intelligence, State Intelligence Department, had delivered to the discover of the Director-General of Police, who in flip introduced it to the data of the state’s Additional Chief Secretary Home Department.
The former Mumbai Police Commissioner added that “she was shunted out” relatively than taking any agency motion in opposition to stated, Deshmukh.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) escalated its assault on the Maharashtra Government within the wake of recent accusations in opposition to the state’s Home Minister with former chief Devendra Fadnavis main the cost.
Demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter, Fadnavis claimed the Maharashtra Government didn’t act on an “incriminating” state intelligence division report containing audio intercepts of a “large scale corruption” in police transfers and postings.
The BJP chief stated that he had “6.3 GB data” of the calls intercepted by then Commissioner of Intelligence Rashmi Shukla with due permissions, the place names of a number of key cops 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 Party (NCP) expressed its fury over the recent accusations with get together chief Nawab Malik rubbishing the claims made by Fadnavis and calling Rashmi Shukla a “BJP agent”.