The Mumbai Police has summoned Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut to appear before them today to record his statement with regard to a phone-tapping case.
The FIR against Rashmi Shukla was registered at the Colaba police station in March based on the complaint lodged by Additional Commissioner of Police (Special Branch), under the Indian Telegraph Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, following a complaint by senior police officer, who accused her of having put the phone numbers of Khadse, a former BJP leader, and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut under surveillance.
The alleged illegal phone tapping had taken place when Rashmi Shukla headed the State Intelligence Department (SID).
As per the complaint, Khadse's phone was allegedly tapped twice in 2019, when he was with the BJP. He joined the NCP in October 2020.
Shukla is presently on central deputation and posted as additional director general of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Hyderabad.
The Pune police have also registered an FIR against Shukla in connection with alleged illegal tapping of the phones of Congress leader Nana Patole when a BJP-led government was in power in the state. Patole is now state Congress chief.