MUMBAI: A contemporary letter bomb hit the Maharashtra authorities on Wednesday with arrested assistant police inspector Sachin Waze alleging in a four-page letter addressed to the particular NIA courtroom that transport minister Anil Parab of Shiv Sena had requested him to provoke talks with a belief for a “Rs 50-crore settlement” to shut an inquiry.
The minister additionally requested Waze to determine fraudulent contractors listed with the BMC and demand not less than Rs 2 crore from 50 of them, the letter stated.
The letter spoke of an alleged “Rs 2 crore demand” by former residence minister Anil Deshmukh after NCP chief Sharad Pawar thought of cancelling Waze’s reinstatement and alleged somebody claiming to be “very shut” to deputy CM Ajit Pawar requested Waze to gather Rs 100 crore a month from unlawful gutka sellers.

As well as, the letter reiterated former metropolis police chief Param Bir Singh’s allegation in opposition to Deshmukh of demanding to rearrange Rs 3-3.5 lakh every from 1,650 bars and eating places. NCP stated it was not reacting to the letter as there was no direct reference to Ajit Pawar. Waze’s lawyer Rounak Naik stated the letter was not accepted by the courtroom, which directed Waze to observe due process. Waze alleged that in November 2020, he was approached by a person who claimed he was “a really shut particular person of deputy CM Ajit Pawar”.
The person, he stated, defined to him about unlawful “gutka and tobacco commerce” in Maharashtra and gave him cellphone numbers. “The stated Mr (man) insisted I ought to accumulate a month-to-month quantity of Rs 100 crores from these unlawful gutka sellers,” the letter stated. Waze claimed when he refused to do such an unlawful act, he was warned he might lose his submit once more.
The letter stated that in July/ August 2020, Waze was known as Parab to his official bungalow and requested to look into the SBUT (Saifee Burhani upliftment Belief) criticism, which was underneath preliminary enquiry, and informed to deliver the trustees for “negotiation” in regards to the enquiry.
“He additionally insisted to provoke main talks to get Rs 50 crores from SBUT as a way to shut the stated enquiry. I had expressed my incapability to do any things like I have no idea anybody from the SBUT and I additionally didn’t have any management over the enquiry,” the letter stated.
Waze additional alleged that in January this yr, Parab known as him to his bungalow “and requested me to look into the enquiry in opposition to fraudulent contractors listed within the BMC”.
“He informed me to gather not less than Rs 2 crores from about 50 such contractors. The stated enquiry is present process on an nameless criticism. The stated enquiry was underneath preliminary enquiry within the CIU and till my switch from the CIU nothing incriminating was discovered,” the letter stated.
Repeating Singh’s cost, Waze alleged that in January this yr, Deshmukh had ordered him to extort Rs 3-3.5 lakh every from 1,650 bars and eating places within the metropolis. Waze stated he informed the then residence minister there are solely about 200 bars and turned down Deshmukh’s demand saying “it was past the scope of my capabilities”.
Waze claimed when he left the assembly held on the minister’s bungalow ‘Dyaneshwari’, the latter’s PA suggested him to adjust to the demand if he needed to maintain his job and submit. Waze stated he had introduced this assembly to the discover of then police commissioner (Singh).
“I additionally expressed my apprehension that someplace sooner or later I’d be embroiled in a false controversy. The honourable CP sir inspired me and categorically instructed me to to not contain in any such unlawful assortment of cash from anybody and for anybody,” Waze said.
The letter additionally stated Waze’s reinstatement final June, following his suspension in 2004, was opposed by sure “agitators”. He stated when NCP chief Sharad Pawar needed his reinstatement revoked, Deshmukh had demanded Rs 2 crore from him to persuade Pawar to let him keep on. “I had expressed my incapability to pay such an quantity. On this, the house minister sir requested me to pay in later course,” the letter stated.
Inputs by Sujit Mahamulkar

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