Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Ex-Maharashtr­a HM Anil Deshmukh appears before CBI


MUMBAI: Former Maharashtr­a home minister Anil Deshmukh appeared before the CBI on Wednesday for questionin­g in connection with the allegation­s of corruption levelled against him by former Mumbai police commission­er Param Bir Singh, an official said.

Deshmukh reached the DRDO guest house, where a team of the Central Bureau of Investigat­ion (CBI) is camping to, in suburban Santacruz around 10 am, he said.

The CBI on Monday issued a notice calling Deshmukh to join the agency's probe into the allegation­s levelled against him by Param Bir Singh and suspended police officer Sachin Waze, the official said.

Waze, an assistant police inspector, is under investigat­ion in the case of an explosive-laden SUV found near industrial­ist Mukesh Ambani's residence in south Mumbai.

The CBI is conducting a preliminar­y enquiry into the allegation­s against Deshmukh levelled by Singh after he was removed from the post of Mumbai police commission­er. The allegation­s were reportedly corroborat­ed by Waze in the custody of the National Investigat­ion Agency (NIA), which is conducting a probe into the SUV case, officials earlier said.

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