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Maharashtra not helping Deshmukh investigation: CBI to Bombay HC | India News


MUMBAI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Bombay High Court on Monday that the Maharashtra government was “not cooperating” with the agency in its investigation against former state Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh, who faces corruption allegations. and misconduct.
Attorney General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the CBI, told the HC that while the investigation, initiated following a previous order from the HC, was an opportunity to “clean up the entire state administration,” the Maharashtra government was refused to cooperate with the agency. Mehta denied allegations made by the state government that the IWC was going beyond the higher court order by including issues of the reinstatement of former Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Waze and Deshmukh’s undue interference in the transfers and assignments of police officers. policeman.
He denied the allegation made by the state’s attorney, chief advocate Rafiq Dada, that the CBI was using Deshmukh’s investigation to back-door an investigation against IPS officer Rashmi Shukla in a case of illegal wiretapping and alleged leak of confidential documents related to police publications. . The attorney general made the submissions to a court by Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar who was hearing a statement by the Maharashtra government seeking to erase two paragraphs from the IWC-registered FIR against Deshmukh earlier this year.

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