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CBI Summons Former Maharashtra Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh on Corruption Allegations | India News


NEW DELHI: The IWC has summoned former Maharashtra Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh for questioning in connection with allegations of corruption made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
He has been asked to appear before CBI on March 14.
Param Bir Singh had alleged in a letter that Deshmukh allegedly asked suspended police officer Sachin Waze to extort more than 100 million rupees a month from bars and restaurants in Mumbai.
Waze was arrested last month by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) in connection with the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near the home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani.
The agency launched its preliminary investigation into the bribery allegations against Deshmukh by order of the higher court.
He dispatched a team of officers from Delhi to Mumbai to carry out the investigation.
So far, the IWC has recorded statements from Param Bir Singh, currently posted as the state’s Director General of Home Guards, Sachin Waze, DCP Raju Bhujbal, ACP Sanjay Patil, attorney Jayshree Patil, a petitioner, and the hotel owner Mahesh Shetty. .
Singh was transferred from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner to the Department of Interior Guards on March 17.
Later, he filed a petition at the HC requesting a CBI investigation against Deshmukh, claiming that the NCP leader had asked Waze and other police officers to extort 100 million rupees from restaurants and bars in Mumbai.
Deshmukh, who has denied the allegations, resigned from the cabinet on April 5 after HC’s order.
(With contributions from the agency)

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