Mumbai: 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 House Minister Anil Deshmukh, an official stated 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) just lately, the official stated.
Param Bir Singh, who was beneath flak over the dealing with of the bomb scare outdoors 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 per thirty days from bars and eating places.
Mr Deshmukh on Monday resigned as the house minister on “ethical grounds” quickly after the Bombay Excessive Court docket ordered a CBI probe into the allegations levelled by Mr Singh.
In his letter to the chief minister, Mr Singh had stated that he was knowledgeable by ACP Sanjay Patil in regards to the house minister’s demand in regards to the cash assortment, and in addition cited the chat between him and the ACP.
“In his assertion, ACP Patil stated he had met Mr Deshmukh together with different law enforcement officials to temporary a couple of raid carried out at a hukkah parlour in Thane. However earlier than or after this go to, he had by no means met the then house minister,” the official stated.
“As per his assertion, he met Mr Waze on the Mumbai Police Commissionerate’s compound, the place the latter instructed him that he got here to temporary the house minister about some investigation. Throughout their dialogue, Mr Waze instructed him that the minister allegedly sought details about the gathering of Rs 3 lakh every from 1,750 bars and eating places within the metropolis,” he added.
However the ACP stated within the assertion stated he was unaware whether or not the assembly between Mr Waze and Mr Deshmukh passed off or not, he stated.
In his assertion, DCP Bhujbal stated 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 requested particularly whether or not he met Deshmukh and his assistant and if there was any dialogue on cash assortment from bars and eating places, Bhujbal stated ACP Patil later got here there and he instructed the minister’s assistant that the details about such institutions was not primarily based on info,” the official stated.