Deshmukh corruption case: CBI quizzes Sachin Waze for third day


The CBI recorded the assertion of suspended API Sachin Waze for a third consecutive day on Friday in reference to the corruption allegations levelled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh towards ex-Maharashtra residence minister Anil Deshmukh, an official mentioned.

A workforce of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is in Mumbai to conduct a preliminary enquiry (PE) into the allegations, on Friday morning went to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) workplace right here and recorded the assertion of Waze, the official mentioned.

The suspended assistant police inspector (API) is within the custody of NIA, which is probing the case of an explosives-laden SUV discovered close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home, ‘Antilia’, in south Mumbai on February 25.

Waze can be underneath the scanner for the alleged homicide of Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran, who was in possession of the SUV.

Armed with an order of a particular NIA court docket right here, the CBI has been questioning Waze.

Following an order of the Bombay High Court, the CBI on Tuesday registered a case to probe the allegations towards Deshmukh.

Singh was shifted from the publish of Mumbai police commissioner to the Home Guards division on March 17.

Singh later filed a petition within the HC looking for a CBI probe towards Deshmukh, alleging the NCP chief had requested Waze and different law enforcement officials to extort Rs 100 crore from eating places and bars in Mumbai.

Deshmukh, who has rejected the allegations levelled towards him, resigned from the cupboard on April 5 after the HC order.

The CBI workforce recorded the assertion of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Enforcement) Raju Bhujbal on Thursday night time in reference to the allegations.

Singh, in a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, had talked about the names of Bhujbal, ACP Sanjay Patil and Waze, whereas making the allegations towards Deshmukh.

Earlier, the CBI had additionally recorded the statements of Singh, ACP Sanjay Patil and advocate Jayshree Patil.

The HC had ordered the CBI probe towards Deshmukh on a legal writ petition filed by advocate Patil.