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Anil Deshmukh, aides didn’t order extortion, says Sachin Vaze

Dismissed police officer Sachin Vaze has contradicted former Mumbai police commissioner Parambir Singh’s allegation that Anil Deshmukh as house minister ordered cops to lift ₹100 crore from bribes. Vaze mentioned that he had no recollection of such a requirement from Deshmukh.

Showing earlier than the Justice Kailash Uttamchand Chandiwal Fee on Tuesday, Vaze mentioned that there was no demand from Deshmukh or his aides to gather cash, throughout his cross-examination by Deshmukh’s lawyer Girish Kulkarni. “There was no demand from any official,” Vaze mentioned when Kulkarni requested whether or not Deshmukh or another official had requested for cash. When requested if Deshmukh or anybody from his workplace ordered him to gather cash from bars or bar house owners, Vaze mentioned, “I do not bear in mind.”

Vaze mentioned that he had by no means collected cash from bar house owners or eating places to be handed over to Kundan Shinde, an aide of Deshmukh. Vaze additionally mentioned he had not seen any interference from the house division in circumstances he probed. Vaze’s testimony contradicted his assertion to the Enforcement Directorate that he handed over ₹4.7 crore extortion cash to Deshmukh’s aides.

After being shunted out as Mumbai police commissioner, Parambir Singh had alleged in a letter that Deshmukh had set ₹100 crore as extortion goal. Singh additionally alleged Deshmukh and his workplace managed numerous delicate circumstances investigated by the Mumbai Police. Deshmukh stop as house minister following Singh’s allegation. He’s at present in judicial custody after the ED filed a case of cash laundering based mostly on Singh’s allegations. Singh, then again, absconded for a number of months and surfaced just lately solely after the Supreme Court docket gave him safety from arrest by the state police.

Maharashtra ability improvement minister Nawab Malik mentioned Parambir Singh’s allegations towards Deshmukh had no substance. He alleged they have been levelled as ‘a part of a deal between Singh and the BJP’ to defame the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities. Malik alleged that the NIA probing the explosives discovered close to house of industrialist Mukesh Ambani has been making an attempt to protect Singh regardless of his position within the episode.

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