CBI had launched an investigation into the leak in which it was revealed that the findings of the preliminary investigation were biased.
A Delhi court ordered the CBI to investigate the role of former Maharashtra Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh in the alleged leak of the agency’s (PE) preliminary investigation that allegedly gave him good news.
Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal said that even though Mr. Deshmukh was not featured as a defendant on the CBI charge sheet in the matter, he may be the controlling mind of the larger conspiracy as he was the main beneficiary of the filtration of the content of PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
The court made the observation on December 22 while taking cognizance of the indictment filed against IWC Deputy Inspector Abhishek Tiwari, Deshmukh’s attorney, Anand Daga, and the politician’s social media manager, Vaibhav Gajendra Tumane, for allegedly attempting to subvert the preliminary order of the Bombay High Court. investigation against the former minister.
“It appears that the accused persons, namely Daga and Tumane, were closely associated with Anil Deshmukh and may have been acting in conjunction with him, who may be the controlling mind of the larger conspiracy, while the accused persons may only be hands, since he [Deshmukh] would have been and was the main beneficiary of the leakage of the contents of previous PE and CR [case]”Said the judge.
He pointed out that the common goal of the conspiracy seemed to be to gain access to the EP and have the matter investigated in some way, albeit illegally and clandestinely, and then use and disseminate it, and obtain the same series of conspiracies. Apparently, the acts were carried out by the defendants mentioned above.
“The CBI seems to have left the motor / horse pulling the car, so it only prosecutes those who travel by car, since without pulling the motor or the horse, the car trip or the conspiracy would not have been possible, despite From the mountain of apparent evidence, CBI seems to have abandoned the man who pulls the strings or the controlling mind or the mastermind or the head while just carrying with his hands, for the most well-known reasons, therefore CBI is aimed at investigating more thoroughly and discreetly and exhaustively the role of Anil Deshmukh in the present matter as soon as possible, within a specified period, ”said the court.
He ordered the agency to submit a status report in this regard within four weeks “without fail.”
The CBI had previously arrested Mr. Tiwari, Mr. Daga and Mr. Tumane in the case, who are currently in judicial custody.
Tiwari was detained for allegedly receiving bribes from Daga, a Nagpur-based defender, the CBI said.
The CBI had launched an investigation into the leak in which the findings of the EP were found to be biased.
The IWC had initiated a PE by order of the Bombay High Court, which had issued the order while hearing a public interest litigation over corruption allegations against Mr. Deshmukh.
The alleged PE findings, which were leaked, showed that the deputy SP investigating the matter had allegedly opined that no recognizable crime had been committed against Mr. Deshmukh.
It later became an FIR based on a contrasting opinion of Deputy SP. The opinion mentioned in the FIR said that a recognizable crime was committed against Mr. Deshmukh.
“The preliminary prima facie investigation revealed that a recognizable crime has been committed in the matter, in which the then Maharashtra Interior Minister Shri Anil Deshmukh and other unknown persons have attempted to gain an undue advantage by improper and dishonest performance of their duty. public “, the CBI FIR alleged.
At the FIR, the IWC had registered Mr. Deshmukh and unidentified others in the sections of the IPC related to criminal conspiracy and the sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act for “attempting to obtain an undue advantage by improper performance and dishonest of public duty “. The accusations against Mr. Deshmukh arose after the removal of Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
It was withdrawn after the role of police officers Sachin Vaze came to light in the case of a van loaded with explosives that was found parked in front of the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani. Mr. Vaze was arrested by the NIA.
In his letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Singh had alleged that Deshmukh had asked Vaze to extort more than 100 million rupees a month from bars and restaurants in Mumbai, they said.
The FIR alleged that Mr. Deshmukh “and others” exercised undue influence over the transfer and destination of the officials.