Statements of two Mumbai law enforcement officials have been recorded in reference to metropolis’s former high cop Param Bir Singh’s allegations of corruption and misconduct in opposition to former state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, an official mentioned on Wednesday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Enforcement) Raju Bhujbal and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sanjay Patil recorded their statements earlier than Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) lately, the official mentioned.
Param Bir Singh, who was underneath flak over the dealing with of the bomb scare exterior industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence, was transferred from the publish of Mumbai police commissioner on March 17. Three days later, he wrote a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, by which he alleged that Mr Deshmukh had requested police officer Sachin Waze to gather Rs 100 crore monthly from bars and eating places.
Mr Deshmukh on Monday resigned as the house minister on “moral grounds” quickly after the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI probe into the allegations levelled by Mr Singh.
In his letter to the chief minister, Mr Singh had mentioned that he was knowledgeable by ACP Sanjay Patil in regards to the dwelling minister’s demand in regards to the cash assortment, and in addition cited the chat between him and the ACP.
“In his statement, ACP Patil said he had met Mr Deshmukh along with other police officers to brief about a raid conducted at a hukkah parlour in Thane. But before or after this visit, he had never met the then home minister,” the official mentioned.
“As per his statement, he met Mr Waze at the Mumbai Police Commissionerate’s compound, where the latter told him that he came to brief the home minister about some investigation. During their discussion, Mr Waze told him that the minister allegedly sought information about the collection of Rs 3 lakh each from 1,750 bars and restaurants in the city,” he added.
But the ACP mentioned within the assertion mentioned he was unaware whether or not the assembly between Mr Waze and Mr Deshmukh befell or not, he mentioned.
In his assertion, DCP Bhujbal mentioned that he had attended a gathering on March 4 at Mr Deshmukh’s official residence ”Dnyaneshwari” as a nodal officer to temporary the seniors in regards to the points associated to crime and others.
“When asked specifically whether he met Deshmukh and his assistant and if there was any discussion on money collection from bars and restaurants, Bhujbal said ACP Patil later came there and he told the minister’s assistant that the information about such establishments was not based on facts,” the official mentioned.