Prime News, National (Mumbai), Sept 17:- Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab and his then cabinet colleague Anil Deshmukh allegedly received Rs 40 crore from 10 DCPs in Mumbai to reverse the order of their transfer issued by the then city police commissioner Param Bir Singh, dismissed police officer Sachin Waze has claimed in his statement to the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
This statement is part of chargesheet filed recently by the ED against Deshmukh’s former personal secretary Sanjeev Palande and personal assistant Kundan Shinde in connection with a money laundering case.
In July 2020, Param Bir Singh had issued an order of transfer of 10 DCPs in Mumbai.
Waze, in his statement claimed that Deshmukh, who was then the home minister, and Anil Parab were not happy with the transfer order issued by Param Bir Singh.
“Later I came to know that a sum of Rs 40 crore was collected from the police officers listed in the transfer order. Out of that Rs 20 crore each was given to Anil Deshmukh and Anil Parab,” Waze claimed.
Besides the arrested duo – Palande and Shinde – the charge-sheet filed in the money laundering case also names Waze as an accused. However, neither Deshmukh, an NCP leader, nor his family members were named as accused in the charge sheet.
Palande and Shinde are currently in judicial custody in the case. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).