The Ambani case, which has now been handed over to the National Investigation Agency, seems to be rocking the Maharashtra police and politics. Mumbai Police Chief Parambir Singh, who was sacked following the Ambani case, has levelled serious allegations of corruption against Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. In a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Parambir alleged that the minister had asked the police to collect Rs 100 Crore every month. He also said that the minister had unjustly interfered in police action.
However, Anil Deshmukh denied the allegations. He said a defamation suit would be filed against Parambir Singh. Moreover, the latter also claimed that the minister had interfered in the appointment of Sachin Vaze, who was recently arrested for planting a car filled with gelatin sticks outside the residence of Ambani. Parambir alleged that in February, he had asked Sachin Vaze to collect Rs 100 Crore every month from restaurants, pubs, bars and parlours, and on several occasions, the minister had bypassed top officials in cases. He said that NCP leader Sharad Pawar had also been informed about the incident.
Anil Deshmukh said that Parambir Singh was making baseless allegations against him to avoid a serious fall in the case of the bomb found near Mukesh Ambani’s house. Meanwhile, the Opposition BJP called for the beleaguered Home Minister to resign from the post and face an independent investigation. The NIA had arrested Sachin Vaze in the Ambani case, and Parambir was avoided since allegations of Mumbai police behind the incident gained traction.