Mumbai: An FIR has been registered by the Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) against former Maharashtra home minister, Anil Deshmukh. The CBI investigated the matter against whom the corruption charges have been made earlier this month.
According to sources, the CBI carried out searches in connection with the case. Rs 100 crore extortion allegation was levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner, Param Bir Singh against former Maharashtra home Minister.
Earlier this month, the CBI had questioned Deshmukh in connection with the Rs 100 crore extortion allegation.
The interrogation lasted for 11 hours, in which Deshmukh was asked 75 questions. He was questioned by Abhishek Dular and Kiran S, at the DRDO guest house, both are the superintendent of police rank officers of the CBI.
Deshmukh was interrogated on the specific allegation made by Singh as well as inspector Sachin Waze, who accused the former minister of setting an extortion target of Rs 100 crore.
He had allegedly asked Waze to collect money through extortions from bars and restaurants in Mumbai.
In addition to probing Deshmukh, the CBI is also likely to go into the timing of the letter written by Singh.
The questioning took place based on the statements given by Singh and suspended Mumbai cop Sachin Waze against Sanjeev Palande and Kundan Shinde. But, Deshmukh has denied all allegations and said this was just an attempt to malign the government.