Days after the arrest of city police officer Sachin Waze by the NIA over its probe into the recovery of an explosives-laden SUV near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's house, now, in a major development, Param Bir Singh has been removed as the Mumbai Police Commissioner.
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As the National Investigation Agency's probe into the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare continues, CCTV footage of main accused Sachin Vaze surfaced. The footage, dated March 4 at 7 pm, reportedly showed the suspended police officer going to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai. He was dressed in a shirt and trousers. The following day, i.e. March 5, Mansukh Hiran was found dead in Thane. He was the owner of the car found with explosive near Ambani's house on February 25. Watch the full video for more.
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In the latest development in Mansukh Hiren death case, a CCTV footage has surfaced purportedly showing Sachin Waze going to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 7 pm on March 05. Waze had taken a local train to Thane that day. He was brought to CSMT on April 05 for scene recreation. Officials from Pune's Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) were also present. Waze is an accused in the death case of Mansukh Hiran, the businessman who owned the explosive-laden car parked outside Mukesh Ambani's house Antilia on February 25. Body of Mansukh Hiren was found at Kalwa creek in Thane on March 05.
CBI has booked former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh over corruption allegations. The probe agency also carried out searches at various locations in Mumbai on Saturday. Corruption charges against Deshmukh were levelled by ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh. CBI had carried out preliminary enquiry on Bombay HC orders to look into the allegations. Officials said CBI got enough prima facie material during enquiry to start a formal probe. CBI has registered an FIR against Deshmukh under the Prevention of Corruption Act. After lodging case, CBI started a search operation at a number of locations in Mumbai. On March 25, Param Bir Singh filed criminal PIL seeking a CBI probe against Deshmukh. Singh claimed Deshmukh had asked cops including suspended Sachin Waze to extort money. Singh had made the revelations after he was transferred as Mumbai Police Commissioner. Deshmukh, who is an NCP leader, resigned from the State cabinet on April 5.
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Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar lashed out at Maharashtra government over extortion allegations against Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze case. "It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'," said Prakash Javadekar.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that there is a political conspiracy behind arrested cop Sachin Vaze naming Anil Parab in his latest letter. ‘There have been efforts from day one to topple the Maharashtra government. The faces of those who are trying to topple the government are coming to light. A new trend has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. People in jail write letters and they are considered as evidence,’ Raut said. Waze had written a letter to the NIA claiming that Maharashtra ministers had asked him to illegally collect money for them. BJP leaders had cited the allegations to demand Anil Parab’s resignation. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petitions filed by the Maharashtra government and its former home minister Anil Deshmukh challenging the Bombay High Court order directing a preliminary enquiry by the CBI into the allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The bench in its order stated, "Nature of allegations and personas involved needs an enquiry by an independent agency. It is a matter of public confidence. We are not inclined to entertain this. dismissed." "They are closely working together till they fall apart, both holding a particular position. Then should the CBI not investigate?" the bench asked. Watch the full video for more details.
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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on March 28 said that a retired high court judge will probe the extortion allegations levelled against him by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. "Maharashtra CM has decided that the allegations levelled against me by former Mumbai Police Commissioner will be probed by a retired high court judge," Deshmukh told reporters in Nagpur.
Death toll in Mumbai hospital fire rose to 10. Updating on the incident, Mumbai Police Commissioner informed that hospital's negligence has come to light and a case will be registered. "This is a serious incident. Negligence of hospital management has come to light. We will register a case," said Mumbai Police Commissioner. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also visited the site to review the situation. Over 70 patients were admitted in Sunrise hospital located on the third floor of Dreams Mall in Mumbai's Bhandup West, where fire broke out in the wee hours of March 26.
AICC Maharashtra incharge HK Patil on March 22 said that the decision on state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's resignation will be taken by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and a meeting of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) members will be held today. "Balasaheb Thorat and Ashok Chavan will meet Chief Minister Thackrey to discuss alleged letter of Mumbai Police Commissioner... NCP chief Sharad Pawar already spoke to media and said, 'we'll discuss resignation as well. Whatever alternatives come, we'll see, even resignation is one alternative'. Further NCP has clarified that it will be discussed and decided but the final decision will be of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. However, the core group of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) members will meet the Chief Minister today evening and it is the CM who will take the final decision in the matter as soon as possible," said Patil. After former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh accused HM Anil Deshmukh for money extortion from Sachin Waze, in a letter written to CM Uddhav Thackeray, opposition demanded his resignation.
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