BJP chief Devendra Fandavis on Friday alleged that the fact-finding report submitted to the Maharashtra authorities by the state chief secretary Sitaram Kunte over the phone-tapping allegations is filled with fallacies.
Mr Kunte had been requested to submit the report into the alleged police switch racket by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray within the wake of Devendra Fadnavis’s allegations that the state authorities suppressed IPS officer Rashmi Shukla’s letter or report, based mostly on cellphone intercepts, on a “transfer scam”.
Sitaram Kunte’s report stated, “Despite stamping the letter as TOP SECRET, Rashmi Shukla seems to have leaked the letter, which is a very serious matter. If it is proved, she will be liable for strictest action against her.”
Talking about it, Mr Fadnavis stated on Friday, “The Indian Telegraph Act quoted in the report is presented to public in a manner convenient to the government. The report in itself is full of fallacies. Although there are sufficient provisions to tap the phone calls, the government is not ready to accept it.”
“The then DGP Subodh Jaiswal had recommended a CID probe (into the alleged transfer scam) based on the conversations among police officials and other persons involved in it. Then why no action was taken on his recommendations?” he requested.
The Act empowers the official to intercept calls to keep away from any potential offence that might occur, he stated, including that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the Maharashtra police has all of the rights to hold out phone-tapping.
When requested in regards to the leaking of “top secret” report, the Leader of Opposition within the state Assembly stated, “I had only shared a two-page letter (related to Rashmi Shukla’s letter), whereas it was state minister Nawab Malik who leaked some of its pages. I was even contacted by some journalists after they received the report from Nawab Malik.”
If any motion must be taken, it needs to be in opposition to Mr Malik, he added.
“I think state ministers Nawab Malik or Jitendra Awhad had prepared the report and chief secretary Sitaram Kunte must have signed it. I have enough proof with me. If there is a legal action, then I will produce it before the court,” he claimed.
Out of all of the names talked about by Nawab Malik citing the checklist, 12 officers have acquired the postings as per their request, he claimed.
Jitendra Awhad had on Wednesday alleged that Rashmi Shukla, then Commissioner of Intelligence, sought permission to intercept the calls of sure individuals, however really the calls of another individuals have been tapped.
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