CBI summons former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh over corruption allegations | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The CBI has summoned former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh for questioning in connection with corruption allegations levelled by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
He has been asked to appear before CBI on March 14.
Param Bir Singh had in a letter alleged that Deshmukh allegedly asked suspended cop Sachin Waze to extort over Rs 100 crore a month from bars and restaurants of Mumbai.
Waze was arrested last month by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the case of an explosives-laden SUV found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani‘s house.
The agency started its preliminary enquiry into the allegations of bribery against Deshmukh on the orders of the high court.
It sent a team of officers from Delhi to Mumbai to carry out the probe.
The CBI has so far recorded statements of Param Bir Singh, currently posted as the Director General of state Home Guards, Sachin Waze, DCP Raju Bhujbal, ACP Sanjay Patil, advocate Jayshree Patil, a petitioner, and hotel owner Mahesh Shetty.
Singh was shifted from the post of Mumbai police commissioner to the Home Guards department on March 17.
Later, he filed a petition in the HC seeking a CBI probe against Deshmukh, alleging the NCP leader had asked Waze and other police officers to extort Rs 100 crore from restaurants and bars in Mumbai.
Deshmukh, who has denied the allegations, resigned from the cabinet on April 5 after the HC order.
(With agency inputs)



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