The contents of the report have come as a humiliation for the CBI investigating the claims by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh that Deshmukh had set `100 crore as extortion targets. The BJP too launched a robust assault on the state authorities primarily based on Singh’s allegation.
The CBI, for its half, claimed that its investigation towards Deshmukh is continuous. Nonetheless, it has not denied the PE report shouldn’t be genuine.
The report, which has been going viral, was filed by investigating officer RS Gunjyal, Deputy Superintendent of Police, CBI. It isn’t clear how the report got here out in public area. Nonetheless, elements of the report had been tweeted by Congress chief and celebration spokesperson Sachin Sawant.
The report finds that “no cognizable offence is made out towards Anil Deshmukh” on the allegations that he had set `100 crore extortion goal to assistant police inspector, Sachin Vaze. The report factors out that Vaze was reinstated on the behest of the then Mumbai Commissioner of Police Parambir Singh and that there have been a number of IPS officers who had objected to Vaze’s posting to the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU).
Vaze has been arrested by the NIA in reference to planting explosives close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home and killing a key witness, Mansukh Hiren, whose automobile was used to plant the explosives. Following the disclosures about Vaze, the then residence minister Anil Deshmukh shunted out the then Mumbai Commissioner of Police Parambir Singh and he was posted as DG, Residence Guards. Singh had then come out with an allegation that Deshmukh had set `100 crore extortion targets to cops.
In a damning report, the PE has questioned the truthfulness of Singh’s allegations towards Deshmukh by stating, “It doesn’t seem pure that regardless of Parambir Singh been knowledgeable in February 2021 in regards to the corrupt practices of the then residence minister, he selected to remain as a mute spectator, solely till his problems with switch posting got here to the entrance.”
Concerning the allegations of Deshmukh setting extortion targets for Vaze as alleged by Singh, the report notes that Deshmukh’s conferences with Vaze had been all the time with different law enforcement officials and there was no single assembly with Vaze.
Curiously, the experiences level out that there’s ample proof that Vaze was concerned in extortion from dance bars and different institutions however “says it’s not clear whether or not he was gathering this cash for his personal profit or for any others”.
Concerning claims by Singh that ACP Sanjay Patil and DCP Raju Bhujbal had been conscious of the extortion targets set by Deshmukh, the PE notes, “ACP Sanjay Patil and DCP Raju Bhujbal have confirmed of their statements that no such demand for any assortment of cash was ever made by the HM instantly or via his PA Sanjay Palande”. The report states that Vaze had instructed NIA that he had given `four crore to 1 Kundan who was a PA to Deshmukh. However there was no proof for a similar.
“The Congress and NCP have latched on to the report and mentioned that your entire allegations towards Deshmukh and the following probe had been nothing however a ‘political vendetta’ by the BJP-ruled Centre.
“The reality has come out via this report. The Investigating Officer (IO) has clearly acknowledged that there is no such thing as a want for an extra probe within the matter as there is no such thing as a proof towards Anil Deshmukh. But, an FIR has been filed. The Supreme Courtroom ought to order a judicial probe into the difficulty as there’s a large conspiracy,” mentioned Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant.
BJP’s Kirit Somaiya needed to know why Deshmukh was nonetheless in hiding if he has nothing to cover.
The CBI refuted the allegation claiming that an FIR was lodgedafter a call by the competent authority.