The Maharashtra authorities has directed the state police to switch to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into two circumstances, together with an alleged telephone tapping case during which the assertion of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was earlier recorded, an official stated.
The second case entails Girish Mahajan, one other BJP chief and former state minister, who faces the cost of extortion and felony intimidation, he stated. ”The state authorities has issued an order for the switch of probe in these two circumstances, however the Mumbai police is but to get it,” the official stated.
IPS officer Rashmi Shukla is accused of tapping the telephones of political leaders and senior officers illegally when she was chief of the State Intelligence Division (SID) in 2019.
Mumbai police had in 2021 registered the primary data report (FIR) underneath sections of the Official Secrets and techniques Act on the BKC Cyber police station towards unidentified individuals for alleged telephone tapping of political leaders and senior officers, and leaking of confidential paperwork.
A grievance about it was lodged by the SID. Fadnavis, who was the chief minister between 2014 and 2019, had cited a letter purportedly written by Shukla to the then Maharashtra Director Basic of Police about alleged corruption in transfers within the police division.
The letter additionally had particulars of intercepted telephone calls, which led to an uproar with leaders of the then Shiv Sena-led ruling coalition, who alleged that the telephones with out permission.
Previous to that, the then Maharashtra chief secretary Sitaram Kunte had alleged in his inquiry report that Shukla had leaked the confidential report. ”The cyber police group had recorded the assertion of Shukla on this case,” he stated, including that the assertion of Fadnavis was additionally recorded in March this yr.
The case was just lately transferred to the Colaba police station in south Mumbai for additional investigation with the orders of the then Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Pandey. Now, after the brand new authorities led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde was shaped within the state final month, it has issued orders to switch the probe to the CBI, the official stated.
The case towards Girish Mahajan was registered in Jalgaon district in north Maharashtra. Together with Mahajan, 28 others are additionally named within the FIR, the official stated. ”They’re accused of extorting and threatening an office-bearer of a cooperative academic institute in Jalgaon. The case was later transferred to Kothrud police station in Pune for probe,” he added.
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