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CBI grills Mumbai CP Sanjay Pandey in Anil Deshmukh case

Updated on: 13 March,2022 08:23 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Vishal Singh | vishal.singh@mid-day.com

Param Bir Singh had alleged that Sanjay Pandey asked him to withdraw complaint against ex-min

CBI grills Mumbai CP Sanjay Pandey in Anil Deshmukh case

Sanjay Pandey

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday questioned Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey in a case related to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. According to sources, Pandey was grilled for nearly six hours over allegations of attempting to influence former commissioner Param Bir Singh to withdraw his complaint against Deshmukh, while the Bombay High Court was hearing the case. A CBI official, on condition anonymity, said, “Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey has been questioned in this case; if need be, he will be questioned again.”


In an affidavit in the Supreme Court in November last year, Singh had alleged that Pandey had asked him to withdraw his complaint against Deshmukh on April 16, 2021. The development had taken place after Deshmukh had transferred Singh to the Home Guard Department in March 2021, following which Singh had written a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, making many allegations against the minister. The biggest of those allegations was that he was using Mumbai Police officers to extort Rs 100 crore from bars and restaurants in Mumbai. Deshmukh was then forced to resign. At the time, Pandey was holding additional charge of DGP of Maharashtra. According to Singh, Pandey had pressurised him to withdraw his charges.


Notice to Fadanvis


The Mumbai Police has sent a notice to former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis in the IPS Rashmi Shukla phone tapping data leak case. He has been called in for questioning at the BKC police station at 11 am. Shortly after receiving the notice, Fadnavis tweeted and said that the police will be coming to his home to record the statement.

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