NEW DELHI: The CBI has summoned former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh for questioning in reference to corruption allegations levelled by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
He has been requested to look earlier than CBI on March 14.
Param Bir Singh had in a letter alleged that Deshmukh allegedly requested suspended cop Sachin Waze to extort over Rs 100 crore a month from bars and eating places of Mumbai.
Waze was arrested final month by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in reference to the case of an explosives-laden SUV discovered close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani‘s home.
The company began its preliminary enquiry into the allegations of bribery in opposition to Deshmukh on the orders of the excessive courtroom.
It despatched a group of officers from Delhi to Mumbai to hold out the probe.
The CBI has to date recorded statements of Param Bir Singh, at the moment posted because the Director General of state Home Guards, Sachin Waze, DCP Raju Bhujbal, ACP Sanjay Patil, advocate Jayshree Patil, a petitioner, and lodge proprietor Mahesh Shetty.
Singh was shifted from the put up of Mumbai police commissioner to the Home Guards division on March 17.
Later, he filed a petition within the HC looking for a CBI probe in opposition to Deshmukh, alleging the NCP chief had requested Waze and different cops to extort Rs 100 crore from eating places and bars in Mumbai.
Deshmukh, who has denied the allegations, resigned from the cupboard on April 5 after the HC order.
(With company inputs)