Allegations Against Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh Baseless: Builder Tells Probe Panel


Allegations Against Anil Deshmukh 'Baseless': Mumbai Builder Tells Probe Panel

Param Bir Singh accused Anil Deshmukh of asking cops to gather cash from restaurant, bar homeowners (File)


The allegations of corruption levelled in opposition to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh are “baseless” and a “vindictive act” of senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Param Bir Singh, a Mumbai-based builder claimed in his affidavit submitted earlier than an inquiry fee at this time.

The builder, Bimal Agarwal, who had filed an extortion case in opposition to Param Bir Singh and dismissed police officer Sachin Waze, submitted a 26-page affidavit earlier than the one-member fee of Justice Kailash Uttamchand Chandiwal (Retd).

The Maharashtra authorities in March had fashioned the fee to conduct a probe into the corruption allegations levelled by Param Bir Singh in opposition to the then state residence minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Anil Deshmukh.

In his affidavit, the builder described the style through which Sachin Waze extorted cash from him, allegedly on the behest of Param Bir Singh.

“The entire episode of writing a letter with baseless allegations and attacking Anil Deshmukh as well as the state government is the vindictive act of Singh and Waze,” Bimal Agarwal mentioned within the affidavit.

He additionally urged the fee to dismiss all of the allegations made in Param Bir Singh’s letter to Uddhav Thackeray “in the interest of justice”, and advocate related motion in opposition to Singh, Waze and others.

The subsequent listening to within the matter can be held on August 30.

Based on a grievance filed by the 48-year-old builder, the Mumbai Police registered an FIR in opposition to Param Bir Singh final week.

This is the fourth such case in opposition to Singh and the second in Mumbai. Two different instances had been filed in Thane metropolis. All these instances had been registered inside a span of 1 month.

In this case, Sachin Waze and 4 others – Sumit Singh alias Chintu, Alpesh Patel, Vinay Singh alias Babloo and Riyaz Bhati – have additionally been named as accused, in accordance with the police.

As per Mr Agarwal’s grievance, the accused extorted Rs 9 lakh from him for not conducting a raid on two bars and eating places, which he ran in partnership, and likewise compelled him to purchase two smartphones value round Rs 2.92 lakh for them. The incident occurred between January 2020 and March 2021.

Accordingly, the case was filed underneath related Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in opposition to the six accused and a probe was launched.

Param Bir Singh is presently posted as Director-General Home Guards and he has not been attending workplace since May as he’s on sick go away.

He was shunted out as Commissioner of the Mumbai Police in March after the arrest of Sachin Waze in reference to the explosives-laden car discovered close to the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai.

Later, Param Bir Singh claimed in a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray that Anil Deshmukh used to ask law enforcement officials to gather cash from restaurant and bar homeowners in Mumbai.

Anil Deshmukh, who resigned from the put up of state residence minister in April, has repeatedly denied all allegations.


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