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Cancel ‘roaming probe’ in Waze reset, Maharashtra tells HC | India News


Cancel 'roaming probe' in Waze reset, Maharashtra tells HC | India News

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has petitioned the Bombay High Court against the IWC to prohibit any investigation or ‘roaming investigation’ into Sachin wazereinstatement and the cases that were entrusted to him.
The state wants the HC to annul two paragraphs of the FIR against former Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh that refer to Waze’s reinstatement as assistant police inspector last year, assigning him most of the ‘sensational cases’ and alleged’ exercise of influence. undue ‘on transfers and assignments and, therefore, on the performance of the functions of police officers.
The FIR “clearly intends to carry out a fishing and vagrancy investigation into the state administration in order to find some enabling material political motives that are currently not in the state’s power to try to destabilize,” the government led. state. by CM Uddhav Thackeray, said the petition. The HC will hear the request on Thursday.
The FIR had invoked Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act (public servant receives rewards other than statutory remuneration in respect of an official act) and Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code for criminal conspiracy.
The CBI had registered the case after being ordered by the HC on April 5 to conduct a preliminary investigation into allegations of corrupt malpractice made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against Deshmukh, as attached in a complaint filed on March 21 by the lawyer. Jaishri Patil with the Malabar Hill Police. Singh, in an eight-page letter to Thackeray on March 20, alleged that Deshmukh met with subordinate police officers, including Waze, in February and asked them to mobilize 100 million rupees per month in bars, restaurants, hotels and others. establishments. Deshmukh had denied the allegations.
The state claimed that the FIR exceeded the “limits allowed” by the HC in its direction, and it was “bad fide”. He added that “two unnumbered paragraphs” were “totally illegal and unauthorized” and that the investigation must be stopped. The paragraphs read: “The investigation has revealed that Sachin Waze API, Mumbai Police had been reinstated … after being out of the police service for over 15 years. The investigation revealed that Waze was entrusted with the majority of the sensational cases of the Mumbai city police and that the then Home Secretary was aware of the fact. ”
“Deshmukh and others exerted undue influence on the transfer and positions of officials and exerted undue influence on the performance of their duties by officials.”
The State said that it is “most strange and shocking that the person responsible or that he himself has carried out various acts…” mentioned in these paragraphs related to Waze “is not accused through a person who supposedly has knowledge of said fact. he becomes a defendant. “” This aspect speaks volumes about the independence and justice “that the HC expected from the IWC.


Times of India