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Bribes For Transfer: Devendra Fadnavis Rakes Up Rashmi Shukla Case, To Meet Home Secretary

Mr Singh, in his letter to Chief Minister, had given an example of “victimisation” of another top police officer, Rashmi Shukla.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, launching a direct attack at Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, called his quarantine claim a “big lie”, challenging the timeline he gave in his defence in the ongoing Maharashtra police imbroglio.

The BJP leader also claimed that Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray was aware of the alleged ongoing corruption/extortion racket in the police department.

Raking up the case of IPS officer Rashmi Shukla, Mr Fadnavis said he has sought the appointment of the Home Secretary in Delhi to apprise him of the allegations made by former Mumbai Commissioner Param Bir Singh.

” I will meet the Home Secretary today evening and seek a CBI probe in entire matter,” Fadnavis said also claiming that NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, who had defended Deshmukh yesterday, was “misled”.

“Deshmukh should have put in his papers the moment allegations were made. Now there are also these reports about IPS officer Rashmi Shukla and how she was shunted out on a posting which did not even exist rather than being given a promotion after her investigations on corrupt practices in the department,” the former Chief Minister said.

Param Bir Singh, the former Police Commisioner of Mumbai, had said in his letter that Deshmukh’s baseless utterances about his transfer was to camouflage the minister’s own “misdeeds and malign” him.

Mr Singh, in his letter, had given an example of “victimisation” of another top police officer, Rashmi Shukla, “who had intercepted telephone conversations about Deshmukh’s alleged corrupt practices”.

“Shukla, the commissioner intelligence, state intelligence department, had brought to the notice of the director-general of police, who in turn brought it to the knowledge of the additional chief secretary, home department, about corrupt malpractices in postings/transfers by Deshmukh based on a telephonic interception. She was shunted out rather than taking any firm action against Deshmukh, ” he had said.


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