CBI in its FIR said former Maharashtra home minister’s lawyer Anand Daga bribed CBI inspector Abhishek Tiwari by giving him an iPhone (12 Pro) worth Rs 1,00,000 besides money on different occasions for passing on case-related information.
It said Tiwari shared copies of memorandum of proceedings, sealing-unsealing memorandum, statement, seizure memos and other documents with Daga through WhatsApp. The FIR said,“it is reliably learnt that Tiwari had been obtaining illegal gratification from Daga on a regular interval.
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Following a letter written by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh to CM Uddhav Thackeray on March 20 this year, the CBI on April 24 registered a criminal case against Deshmukh under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Deshmukh is accused of allegedly misusing his post while serving as Home Minister. It is also alleged that the leader through dismissed police officer Sachin Waze collected Rs 4.70 crore from various bars and restaurants in Mumbai. The money was allegedly laundered to the Nagpur-based Shri Sai Shikshan Sansthan, an educational trust controlled by Deshmukh’s family.
The case was registered following the directions of the Bombay high court.
(With agency inputs)