Mumbai: Param Bir Singh moves SC for ‘fair’ test into charges against Deshmukh, Pawar said that Anil Deshmukh was in the hospital recuperating from Covid at the time he had allegedly met disgraced assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze to discuss the ‘extortion racket.’
“Anil Deshmukh was in the hospital during that period. So the question does not arise about the resignation,” Pawar said in response to a question.
Former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh set off a major row on Saturday when he alleged that Deshmukh had asked suspended Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze to collect Rs 100 crore from Mumbai’s restaurants, bars and hookah bars.
Param Bir Singh moves SC for ‘fair’ test into charges against Deshmukh, Vaze was arrested by the NIA, which is probing the recovery of an explosives-laden vehicle from outside the south Mumbai residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani last month and also the alleged murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran, the purported owner of that SUV.