Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Home News Reports CBI summons former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, SP-rank officers to interrogate him

CBI summons former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, SP-rank officers to interrogate him

The development comes a day after the premier agency recorded the statements of Deshmukh's personal assistant Sanjeev Palande and Secretary Kundan Shah at the Defence Research and Development Organisation guest house in Mumbai.

The Central Bureau of Investigation has summoned the former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh for interrogation on Wednesday. Deshmukh is accused of corruption by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.

The development comes a day after the premier agency recorded the statements of Deshmukh’s personal assistant Sanjeev Palande and Secretary Kundan Shah at the Defence Research and Development Organisation guest house in Mumbai.

According to sources, Deshmukh will be questioned by SP-rank officers of CBI. Till now, the agency has recorded the statements of Param Bir Singh, suspended Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze, ACP Sanjay Patil and complainant Jaishri Patil.

Besides, a team of CBI has also interrogated a bar owner Mahesh Shetty who visited the Crime Intelligence Unit office from 4-6:30 pm on March 3 where he allegedly saw Mansukh Hiren and convicted cop Vinayak Shinde.

Supreme Court dismisses Anil Deshmukh, Maha govt appeals seeking review of Bombay HC’s order allowing CBI enquiry

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Hemant Gupta dismissed the appeals of Deshmukh and the Maharashtra government against the Bombay HC order directing a preliminary enquiry by the CBI.

“Given the serious nature of allegations, and the personas involved, the matter do requires an independent probe agency for investigation. It is a matter of public confidence,” the SC bench observed.

The Bombay High Court had ordered a CBI inquiry on the basis of a PIL filed by Dr Jaishri Patil. Terming the case as ‘extraordinary and unprecedented’, the Bombay High Court had also said that after the preliminary inquiry ordered by it, the CBI would be free to decide further course of action. Therefore, if the CBI does find evidence against Anil Deshmukh in the allegations levelled against him by Parambir Singh, an FIR would be registered in the case subsequently. 

Anil Deshmukh under the scanner for corruption charges levelled by former top cop Param Bir Singh

A controversy erupted on February 20 when former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh levelled serious allegations of corruption against then Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Singh alleged that Deshmukh had asked Sachin Vaze to collect Rs 100 crores per month from bar and hotel establishments in Mumbai.

In a letter addressed to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deshmukh rubbished the allegations levelled against him, stating that the former Mumbai Police Commissioner was making the accusations because he was transferred from his position due to serious lapses in the Antilia bomb scare.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Searched termsAnil Deshmukh CBI
OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Congress may have rubbished the toolkit as ‘fake’ but there are enough reasons why people find it authentic

A toolkit was recently in circulation that highlighted the Congress party's devious attempts to tarnish the Modi government.

#CongressToolKitExposed: How Congress’s Srinivas BV’s actions during Covid crisis fits the toolkit perfectly

One of the first recommendations of this particular section of the 4-page toolkit suggests promoting SOS redressals and offering “priority help” to journalists, media professionals and other influencers.

Why Islamists and their apologists are desperate to insert ‘Jai Shri Ram’ to turn every random crime into hate crime

Ever since PM Modi came to power in 2014, the 'Dara Husa Musalman' bogey has been raised time and again in Indian context mostly to whitewash hate crimes carried out against Hindus

Washington Post cancels Iron Dome for saving Israeli lives

Should Israel just let its citizens die? Why should any country not use technology to save lives of its citizens?

West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee’s govt clears proposal to form a State Legislative Council. Here is why

The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting, conducted via video conferencing, by the CM and several Departmental Secretaries.

A week after BMC floated global tender for Covid vaccines, it gets zero bids. Here is why

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar had stated that there will be no advanced payments and vaccine companies will be penalised if they delay delivery.

Recently Popular

Odisha: Sonu Sood clarifies after Ganjam DM says they had not received any communication from him regarding bed for COVID patient

The Collector and District Magistrate of Ganjam has called out Sonu Sood after the actor claimed to have arranged a bed.

Pakistan based CNN contributor Adeel Raja says world needs another Hitler amidst Israel-Palestine conflict, has history of anti-Semitic tweets

Adeel Raja, freelance contributor at CNN, has said that the world needs a Hitler today amidst the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Vinod Dua’s daughter, who wanted all ‘bhakts’ dead, receives help from a ‘bhakt’ MP while her mother needed critical COVID medicines

BJP supporters lodged their protest about minister chipping in to help the elites in India, when commoners are equally suffering, especially when the elites have not asked for their help.

Haryana: Police rules out communal angle in murder of Mewat youth Asif, two groups are old political rivals. Details

As per police, Asif had beaten up Pradeep's group members 20 days back, and Pradeep decided to avenge the attack.

Latest Congress toolkit: Paint Kumbh as Covid superspreader, and Eid as ‘happy gathering’. Here are the details

From maligning Kumbh to attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Central Vista project, working with 'friendly' journalists to get 'tailored' articles defaming India and Modi govt, here is what the Congress 'toolkit' asks its social media and PR teams to do.

Assam: Six arrested for disrespecting national flag, accused caught using tricolour as table cloth for Eid feast

An image of Rejina Parvin Sultana, a resident of Assam's Tengnamari village, feasting lunch with her family on the occasion of Eid had gone viral on the internet.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us