MUMBAI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a chargesheet against former Maharashtra Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Anil Deshmukh in connection with allegations of extortion of Rs 100 crore made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
A CBI source told The New Indian, “The CBI has filed a charge sheet against Deshmukh.” He, however, refused to share other details.
The CBI had registered a case last year against Deshmukh, after carrying out a preliminary enquiry against him based on the allegations made by Singh.
Singh in his letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, on March 20 last year, had alleged that Deshmukh had indulged in “malpractices” and asked now dismissed police officer Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore every month.
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Waze was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the Antilia bomb scare case.
The CBI registered a case on April 24 last year after completing the preliminary examinations against him.
Deshmukh was arrested by the ED in November last year after several hours of questioning. Even the ED had registered a case against Deshmukh on May 11 last year.
The ED had earlier also filed a 4,500-page chargesheet in the case against Deshmukh’s personal secretary Sanjeev Palande and personal assistant Kundan Shinde on August 23 last year.
The ED had arrested Palande and Shinde after carrying out searches against them and the NCP leader in Mumbai and Nagpur.