Thursday, December 9, 2021

CBI books Anil Deshmukh on allegations of bribery

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with allegations of bribery against him on Saturday.

After the CBI’s completed its preliminary enquiry into the corruption allegations against Deshmukh last Friday, the agency filed a case against him and informed that they got enough prima facie material to start a formal probe under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The agency also carried out searches at four locations including Anil Deshmukh’s homes in Mumbai and Nagpur. 

The former minister was summoned by the central agency for questioning on April 14 after former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh alleged that Deshmukh had fixed a Rs 100 crore “collection target” for Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze.


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