Suspended cop Sachin Waze on Wednesday claimed former Maharashtra Residence Minister Anil Deshmukh had demanded Rs 2 crore from him to proceed his service within the Mumbai police and alleged one other minister Anil Parab requested him to collectmoney from contractors.
Transport Minister Parab rejected the allegations made by Waze, saying they had been incorrect and geared toward maligning his picture, and expressed readiness to face any probe.
Waze, who was reinstated within the police service final yr, made the sensational declare in a letter which he tried to submit earlier than a particular NIA court docket right here.
Nonetheless, particular decide PR Sitre refused to take his letter on document and requested him to comply with the required process.
Waze, an accused within the caseof an explosives-laden automotive discovered close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence in south Mumbai and the dying of businessman Mansukh Hiran, is at present within the NIA custody.
Deshmukh, a senior NCP chief, resigned as house minister on Monday after the Bombay Excessive Court docket ordered a CBI probe into corruption allegations levelled in opposition to him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
The controversial assistant police inspector mentioned NCP president Sharad Pawar, whose get together is a key constituent within the MVA authorities, apparently wished him to be positioned beneath suspension once more.
“I duly was reinstated in service on June 6, 2020. That quickly after my reinstatement there have been sure agitators (folks, who wished) to reverse the reinstatement.
“Apparently, then it was ordered by Sharad Pawar to once more place me beneath suspension. That, at the moment the then house minister sir (Deshmukh) additionally advised me that he’ll persuade Pawar saheb and for that function he (Hm sir) requested me to pay Rs 2 crore,” Waze claimed within the four-page handwritten letter.
Waze (49) mentioned he expressed his lack of ability to pay such an enormous sum.
“I had expressed my lack of ability to pay such an quantity. On this, the house minister sir requested me to pay in later course,” he added.
Waze claimed that at a gathering within the Sahyadri visitor home in south Mumbai, Deshmukh had requested him to look right into a grievance associated to the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Belief (SBUT) which was beneath preliminary enquiry. SBUT is a non-profit organisation tasked with finishing up a mega redevelopment undertaking within the Bhendi Bazaar space of south Mumbai.
Deshmukh had requested him to convey the trustees of the SBUT to him for “negotiation” in regards to the enquiry, Waze claimed.
“He additionally insisted to provoke major talks to get Rs 50 crore from the SBUT to be able to shut the mentioned enquiry. I had expressed my lack of ability to do any things like I have no idea anybody from the SBUT and I additionally didn’t have any management over the enquiry,” Waze added.
Waze’s letter claimed that in January 2021, one other state minister Anil Parab requested him to look into an inquiry in opposition to “fraudulent” contractors listed within the BMC and gather not less than Rs 2 crore from about 50 such contractors.
The mentioned inquiry was based mostly on an nameless grievance, Waze added.
Parab, a Shiv Sena chief, rejected Waze’s claims and mentioned he was able to face any probe into the allegations.
Speaking to reporters, Parab mentioned, “I swear within the title of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray and my two daughters that I haven’t performed something mistaken.”
He mentioned there was a BJP technique to malign the picture of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the MVA authorities.
“By concentrating on me, a detailed aide of the chief minister, they assume they will put the federal government in hassle. BJP leaders have been saying for the final two days that one other wicket will fall. This conspiracy was being hatched that point as they knew Waze will give such a letter,” Parab mentioned.
The letter additionally claimed that Deshmukh had requested Waze to gather Rs Three lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh every from around1,650 bars and eating places in Mumbai (this claimed had been made by Waze earlier additionally).
The suspended cop claimed to have knowledgeable the then police commissioner Singh about these developments.
“I additionally expressed my apprehension to (Singh) that someplace sooner or later I might be embroiled in a false controversy,” he added.
“The then CP inspired me and categorically instructed me to to not contain in any such unlawful assortment of cash from anybody and for anybody,” Waze claimed.
Singh had earlier claimed that Deshmukh had requested cops to extort Rs 100 crore from bars and eating places. Deshmukh has denied any wrongdoing.
Waze additionally claimed that in November 2020, he was approached by an individual calledDarshan Ghodawat.
Ghodawat had launched himself as a “very shut circle particular person” of a senior cupboard minister and defined to him in regards to the unlawful gutkha and tobacco commerce in Maharashtra, Waze mentioned.
“Ghodawat insisted that I ought to gather Rs 100 crore from these unlawful gutkha sellers. I had categorically (mentioned no to) do any such unlawful act,” Waze added.
In the meantime, the NIA custody of Waze, arrested by the central company on March 13, was prolonged until April 9 by the particular court docket.
Waze was reinstated in June final yr after being beneath suspension for over 15 years for his alleged function in a custodial dying case.
Credited with eliminating 63 alleged criminals in encounters, the 1990-batch officer of the state cadre was suspended in 2004 over his alleged function within the custodial dying of the 2002 Ghatkopar blast suspect Khwaja Yunus.