Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh has alleged a “malicious attempt” and “conspiracy to thwart the preliminary enquiry of CBI and attempt to tamper witness” by Maharashtra DGP Sanjay Pandey. He made this allegation in a letter to the CBI on April 19.
Pandey has been tasked by the Maharashtra authorities to conduct two inquiries against Singh associated to corruption. Singh is also facing an FIR against him by Thane police.
In his letter, Singh additionally connected transcripts of conversations that he had with Pandey through WhatsApp calls recorded with out Pandey’s information.
The CBI is conducting the investigation into the FIR registered against former Maharashtra residence minister Anil Deshmukh, primarily based on Singh’s letter. Singh had alleged that Deshmukh, together with others, had requested policemen to acquire cash and set month-to-month targets for them.
In the letter addressed to the CBI, Singh stated, on April 15, he had gone to meet Pandey as a “call on” process after the latter was given extra cost of the state DGP.
Singh alleged that it was Pandey, who introduced the matter of the CBI probe and claimed that Pandey advised him to “not fight the system”. Singh alleged that Pandey had supplied to mediate between him and the state authorities in order that the 2 sides might attain an amicable end result.
Singh additional alleged that Pandey had advised him that “I must withdraw the letter (based on which the CBI inquiry was ordered against Deshmukh)”. Singh additionally alleged that Pandey had advised him to declare he wrote the letter due to “grave and sudden provocation resulting out of statements released by former Home Minister Shri Anil Deshmukh” against him.
Singh stated other than this bodily assembly, he spoke with Pandey on three events and recorded the phone dialog on WhatsApp. Singh stated, “The enclosed transcript of the recorded conversations clearly shows malicious attempt and conspiracy to thwart preliminary inquiry of CBI and attempt to tamper witnesses.”
Pandey didn’t reply to repeated calls and messages looking for his response to the allegations made by Singh.