Waze maze: Suspended cop drops ‘letter bomb’; CBI to quiz him

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The CBI on Wednesday acquired a court docket nod to query Sachin Waze over corruption allegations towards former Maharashtra house minister Anil Deshmukh because the suspended police officer dropped a “letter bomb” with damaging claims towards him and Shiv Sena minister Anil Parab.

In a associated improvement, a report submitted by the Mumbai Police to the Home division stated Waze was reinstated within the Crime Intelligence Unit in June final 12 months on the insistence of the then police commissioner Param Bir Singh regardless of sturdy objection raised by the then Joint CP (crime).

Waze, in information since an SUV laden with explosives was discovered parked close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence right here in February-end, has continued to hog the limelight with new revelations associated to him and a clutch of essential individuals popping out virtually every day.

Waze on Wednesday claimed Deshmukh had demanded Rs 2 crore from him to proceed his service within the Mumbai police and alleged state minister Parab requested him to collectmoney from some contractors in Mumbai.

Parab rubbished Waze’s declare.

Waze, who was reinstated within the police service final 12 months, made the sensational declare in a letter which he tried to submit earlier than a particular NIA court docket right here.

However, particular choose PR Sitre refused to take his letter on file and requested him to comply with the required process.

The suspended assistant police inspector, an accused in theexplosives case and the following dying of businessman Mansukh Hiran, is presently within the NIA custody.

Deshmukh, a senior NCP chief, resigned as house minister on Monday after the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI probe into corruption allegations levelled towards him by former Mumbai police commissioner Singh.

“I duly was reinstated in service on June 6, 2020. That quickly after my reinstatement there have been sure agitators (folks, who needed) to reverse the reinstatement.

“Apparently, then it was ordered by (NCP president) Sharad Pawar to once more place me below suspension.

“That, at that time the then home minister sir (Deshmukh) also told me that he will convince Pawar saheb and for that purpose he (Hm sir) asked me to pay Rs 2 crore,” Waze claimed within the four-page handwritten letter.

Waze (49) stated he expressed his incapability to pay such an enormous sum.

“I had expressed my inability to pay such an amount. On this, the home minister sir asked me to pay in later course,” he added.

Waze claimed that ata assembly within the Sahyadri visitor home in south Mumbai, Deshmukh had requested him to look right into a grievance associated to the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) which was below preliminary enquiry.

SBUT is a non-profit organisation tasked with finishing up a mega redevelopment mission within the Bhendi Bazaar space of south Mumbai.

Deshmukh had requested him to convey the trustees of the SBUT to him for “negotiation” concerning the enquiry, Waze claimed.

“He also insisted to initiate primary talks to get Rs 50 crore from the SBUT in order to close the said enquiry. I had expressed my inability to do any such things as I do not know anyone from the SBUT and I also did not have any control over the enquiry,” Waze added.

Waze’s letter claimed that in January 2021, minister Parab requested him to lookinto an inquiry towards “fraudulent” contractors listed within the BMC and collectat least Rs 2 crore from about 50 such contractors.

Parab, a Shiv Sena chief, rejected Waze’s claims and stated he was prepared to face any probe into the allegations.

Talking to reporters, Parab stated, “I swear in the name of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray and my two daughters that I haven’t done anything wrong.”

He stated there was a BJP technique to malign the picture of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the MVA authorities.

“By targeting me, a close aide of the chief minister, they think they can put the government in trouble. BJP leaders have been saying for the last two days that another wicket will fall. This conspiracy was being hatched that time as they knew Waze will give such a letter,” Parab stated.

The letter additionally claimed that Deshmukh had requested Waze to acquire Rs 3 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh every from around1,650 bars and eating places in Mumbai (this claimed had been made by Waze earlier additionally).

The suspended cop claimed to have knowledgeable the then police commissioner Singh about these developments.

Meanwhile, a particular NIA court docket allowed the CBI to query Waze in reference to its preliminary enquiry (PE) launched to examine the allegations of corruption raised by Singh towards Deshmukh.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed an software earlier than the court docket looking for permission to query Waze, presently within the custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Judge Sitre heard the CBI’s plea whereas extending the NIA custody of Waze until April 9. Waze was arrested by the anti-terror company on March 13.

Singh had 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 bars and eating places when he was the house minister.

Deshmukh had denied the allegations.

The Mumbai Police report stated Waze bypassed hierarchy and reported immediately to the then Commissioner of Police (learn Singh), and he even attended ministerial-level briefings together with the CP in essential circumstances just like the TRP rip-off, DC (Dilip Chhabria) automotive finance case, Mukesh Ambani safety scare case.

The resolution to reinstate the “encounter specialist” Waze, who was suspended after the alleged custodial dying of bomb blast accused Khwaja Yunus in 2003, within the Mumbai Police power was taken at a gathering held on June 5, 2020.

The purpose given for revoking the suspension of Waze and 56 different law enforcement officials and staffers, was a scarcity of manpower due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The report stated the then Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) had raised a powerful objection towards Waze’s posting within the CIU. However, on the insistence of then CP Mumbai (Singh), the order was issued “out of helplessness” on June 9 and Waze joined the CIU.

Meanwhile, statements of two Mumbai law enforcement officials have been recorded in reference to Singh’s allegations towards Deshmukh, an official stated.

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