Former Maharashtra dwelling minister Anil Deshmukh was on Wednesday questioned for eight hours by the CBI conducting the Preliminary Enquiry (PE) on orders of the Bombay High Court in reference to the allegations of corruption raised towards him by former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh, an official mentioned.
Deshmukh denied the allegations raised towards him by Singh throughout questioning and informed the officers that they have been an try to malign the picture of the state authorities, sources mentioned.
The senior NCP chief reached the DRDO visitor home in suburban Santacruz, the place a staff of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is tenting, round 10 am, the official mentioned, including the questioning ended for the day round 6 pm.
“The ex-home minister of Maharashtra was questioned by SP-rank officers for eight hours,” he mentioned.
Deshmukh left the DRDO visitor home round 9 pm, three hours after his questioning ended. It shouldn’t be clear whether or not Deshmukh is known as by the CBI
for one more spherical of questioning on Thursday.
The CBI on Monday issued a discover calling Deshmukh to hitch the company’s probe into the allegations levelled towards him by Singh and suspended police officer Sachin Waze, who was arrested by the NIA.
After his elimination as Mumbai police commissioner final month, Singh wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray saying Deshmukh had set the goal to some law enforcement officials, together with Waze, to gather Rs 100 crore per thirty days from bars and eating places.
Deshmukh had denied the allegations. Waze, an assistant police inspector, is presently investigated by the NIA in reference to the restoration of an
explosive-laden SUV discovered close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence in south Mumbai on February 25 and the next homicide of Mansukh Hiran, the purported proprietor of that car.
The CBI is conducting a preliminary enquiry (PE) towards Deshmukh on the orders of the Bombay High Court.
Following the PE order, Deshmukh resigned as dwelling minister of Maharashtra final week. The allegations raised by Singh have been reportedly corroborated by Waze, officers had mentioned.
Waze is presently in judicial custody until April 23. So far, the CBI recorded statements of Singh, Waze,
Deputy Commissioner of Police Raju Bhujbal, Assistant Commissioner of Police Sanjay Patil, advocate Jayshree Patil and resort proprietor Mahesh Shetty.
The central company additionally questioned Deshmukh’s private assistant Kundan Shinde and private secretary Sanjeev Palande on Sunday.