After ED, CBI Will Also Seek Custody Of Anil Deshmukh To Probe Allegations Of Taking Money For Posting 

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Mumbai, 8th November 2021: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will seek custody in the corruption case registered against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. This information has been given by quoting sources in an India Today report. After the ED’s custody is over, the CBI will seek the former home minister’s custody from the court. 

Anil Deshmukh is in ED custody till November 12 in a money laundering case. 

Sources say that the CBI wants to question Anil Deshmukh for his alleged role in the ‘cash for transfer’ case. It is alleged that several police officers in Maharashtra were transferred to favorable posts in exchange for cash. 

On October 31, Santosh Shankar Jagtap, an alleged middleman, was arrested by the CBI after his name cropped up during the agency’s probe into the transfer postings (of police officers) alleging that some police and politicians are close to him. It is alleged that Deshmukh, the then Home Minister of Maharashtra, took money for the transfer of some police officers in the state. 

An IPS officer Rashmi Shukla had conducted technical surveillance on six persons and submitted a report against some senior politicians, middlemen, and police officers who had allegedly sought to post for themselves. According to the report, the alleged police officers, working in connivance with politicians, paid money for transfers and postings to middlemen. 

The cover letter of the report was shared by BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. After this, questions arose whether Rashmi Shukla had permission for surveillance on six officers or not. Fadnavis had claimed that Shukla had got permission from the then additional chief secretary of the state home department. 

Anil Deshmukh is also being probed by the CBI for asking former Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze to collect over Rs 100 crore from the bars of the city.