Home Minister Deshmukh Asked Waze To Collect Rs 100 Crore A Month: Param Bir

Mumbai: In a sensational accusation, former Mumbai Commissioner of Police (CP) Param Bir Singh has written to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray that state home minister Anil Deshmukh has been indulging in “malpractices” and asking inspector Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore per month.

“The Hon’ble Home Minister expressed to Waze that he had a target to accumulate Rs 100 crore a month. For achieving the aforesaid target, the Home Minister told Waze that there are about 1,750 bars, restaurants and other establishments in Mumbai and if a sum of Rs 2-3 lakh each was collected from each of them, a monthly collection of Rs 40-50 crore was achievable. The Home Minister added that the rest of the collection could be made from other sources,” the letter stated.

“At one of the briefing sessions in the wake of the Antilia incident held in mid-March 2021, when I was called late evening at Varsha (Thackeray’s residence) to brief you, I had pointed out several misdeeds and malpractices being indulged into by the Hon’ble Home Minister. I have similarly briefed the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra, the President of the Nationalist Congress Party, Shri Sharad Pawar and other senior Ministers also about the misdeeds and malpractices,” Param Bir Singh further wrote.

Deshmukh denied the allegations. “The former Commissioner of Police has made false allegations in order to save himself as the involvement of Sachin Waze in Mukesh Ambani and Mansukh Hiren’s case is becoming clearer from the investigation carried out so far and threads are leading to Singh as well,” the home minister said.

Param Bir was recently transferred to Maharashtra’s Home Guard department in the case relating to explosives being found in a car near Mukesh Ambani’s house.

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