Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday said a "serious probe" should be conducted into former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh's corruption allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
"A senior cop and a former police commissioner have written to Chief Minister of the State raising serious questions and alleging Maharashtra Home Minister. There should be a serious probe. If this is the state of Mumbai Police then you can imagine what the state of Maharashtra is," Anurag Thakur was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
On Saturday, Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, who was recently transferred, alleged that Maharashtra Home Minister had asked suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore for him every month.
The officer has made these allegations in a letter written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Param Bir Singh on Saturday wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray claiming Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's involvement in severe "malpractices".
However, Anil Deshmukh on Saturday refuted all the allegations made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against him. Deshmukh said the police officer made these false allegations to save himself from legal action.
Taking to Twitter, Deshmukh said, "Sachin Waze's direct links in Antilia Case and Mansukh Hiren case are coming forward. Param Bir Singh is afraid that its connections will reach up to him. He has made these false allegations to save and protect himself from legal action."
Anil Deshmukh on Thursday said that NIA and Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) are investigating Sachin Waze case very professionally and Param Bir Singh has been transferred as Mumbai Police Commissioner so that investigation can be done without any hindrance.
(With inputs from ANI)