CBI may record statement of former Mumbai police chief
Preliminary enquiry on into his letter containing corruption allegations towards ex-Minister Anil Deshmukh
The Central Bureau of Investigation may record the statement of former Mumbai Police chief, Param Bir Singh, and others in reference to a preliminary enquiry into his letter containing allegations of corruption towards former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
“Two teams from Delhi have already reached Mumbai for the preliminary enquiry, instituted on the directions of the Bombay High Court. Contents of the letter in question will be scrutinised by the officials and some of those linked to the matter may be examined. Other evidence may also be looked into to determine if a prima facie is made out,” stated an official.
Mr. Deshmukh had resigned quickly after the High Court directive to the CBI. In his petition earlier than the court docket, Mr. Singh had alleged that some police officers had been informed to gather ₹100 crore each month from bars and eating places in Mumbai.
Among them was Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze, who’s being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) with respect to a bomb scare in Mumbai and the alleged homicide of one car components vendor, Mansukh Hiran. The NIA had earlier arrested the police officer within the bomb scare case and it later took over the second case additionally from the Mumbai police.