Mumbai: The mystery behind the "unsigned letter" sent by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, levelling allegations of corruption against Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, has finally been solved.
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh ended all speculation over the authenticity of the letter by confirming that the e-mailed letter to the CM is indeed his own and that a signed copy will reach the Maharashtra Govt shortly.
Earlier in the day, "an unsigned letter in the name of Param Bir Singh, commandant general of Home Guards" was received on the official email ID of the chief minister's secretariat in the afternoon, the Chief Minister's Office said.
The email ID from where the letter was sent was being verified and the state home department was trying to contact Singh, the statement said.
The verification was needed as Singh's email id in the official record was different, it said.
Singh's letter alleged that Deshmukh used to ask police officers to collect funds from bars, restaurants and other establishments. Deshmukh said in a statement that the allegations were false and part of a conspiracy by Singh to save himself and malign the image of the MVA government.