CBI Enrolls Former Maharashtra Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh Under PCA, IPC | India News
NEW DELHI: The CBI has submitted a FIR TREE against the ex Maharashtra Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with allegations of corruption and extortion brought against him by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Significantly, the FIR focuses on the controversial restoration of the notoriety of Deputy Police Inspector Sachin Vaze of Antilia, saying that the twin decisions to rehabilitate the specialist in “encounters” and the subsequent decision to assign him important cases were “in the know” Deshmukh’s: something that immediately sparked speculation that those who directly answered the calls could also be in the agency’s cross hairs.
The FIR was filed on April 21 (Wednesday) under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act and section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the CPI and names Deshmukh as a defendant. Deshmukh is likely to be cooked extensively in the coming days, a source said.
The agency conducted massive searches at various locations in Maharashtra through Saturday. CBI teams also searched the Deshmukh facilities in Nagpur and Mumbai in the morning and at night. The agency was known to have seized electronic devices and incriminating documents after the searches. The IWC said all agency officers, part of the raids, used PPE kits following all Covid protocols. Search for today.
Searches were conducted simultaneously at four locations starting at 7.30 am. Three of Deshmukh’s facilities were searched, including his office, a source said.
Sources say that the CBI has been able to compile some prima facie technical evidence on the basis of which the allegations appear to be prima facie corroborating. “The facts that emerged during the Preliminary Investigation (PE) need a thorough investigation for which an FIR is required,” said an official. The CBI’s FIR comes after the agency conducted a comprehensive preliminary investigation over two weeks by order of the Bombay High Court. On April 14, the CBI interrogated Deshmukh for eight hours after questioning several people about the case.
The FIR, a copy of which is with TOI, states that the EP had revealed prima facie that a recognizable crime was committed in the matter in which Deshmukh and others have attempted to gain an undue advantage by improper and dishonest performance of public duty. .
The EP has revealed that API Sachin Waze was reinstated in service after being out of service for 15 years and was entrusted with most of the sensational and important cases from the Mumbai Police, and Deshmukh was aware of this fact.
The FIR also mentions part of Param Bir Singh’s 104-page complaint alleging that Deshmukh and others exercised undue influence on the transfers of police personnel “thus exerting undue influence on their performance.”