Leak FIR: Maharashtra’s former intelligence chief Rashmi Shukla goes to SC with special leave petition | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: Former state intelligence chief Rashmi Shukla filed a special license petition with the Supreme Court against the recent rejection by the Bombay High Court of his petition for annulment.
On December 15, the HC had dismissed his request to annul a FIR for the Mumbai cyber cell against unknown persons for the “leak” of his confidential report of wiretapping on allegations of corruption in police transfers. The HC had also rejected his request to transfer the investigation to the CBI.
The HC court of Judge Nitin Jamdar and Judge Sarang Kotwal after hearing Shukla’s lead attorney Mahesh Jethmalani and state lead attorney Darious Khambata said: “FIR prima facie discloses recognizable crimes” and therefore the police have an obligation to investigate. ”
His SLP says the state filed a case under the TI Act and invoked the Official Secrets Act of 1923, “with ulterior motive to ensure that the petitioner (Shukla) does not cooperate with (CBI) and abandoned her own report.”
In his petition now before the SC, Shukla said that the present case was another attempt by the state government to “derail and frustrate the investigation” in the FIR pending before the CBI where “certain unscrupulous elements of the state have indulged in the corruption of high level in relation to the transfer of police officers ”.
The SLP said: “Such was the rush to remove the petitioner and make her irrelevant within the state of Maharashtra that she was transferred to the post that did not even exist at the time. When he raised the issue with then-Maharashtra State Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh … Deshmukh clearly told him that it was a case of political revenge. ”
The SLP that requests permission to appeal the dismissal of HC says that “despite the publication of punishment and the arbitrary treatment that was inflicted on him, he made several requests for approval from the cabinet and issuance of GR for the creation of the post of DG – Defense civil”. He said that Singh then wrote to the CM “pointing out the problem of corruption.”
Shukla’s SLP says that she “was only fulfilling her duty to prepare a report based on the interception of telephone calls following due procedure after obtaining the necessary permission from the competent authority, among various unscrupulous elements in the state.” She says it was done under the instructions of the then Chief of Police Subodh Jaiswal, who was also aware of the then Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Sitaram Kunte.

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