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Police beef up security outside Fadnavis’ home

In an alleged unlawful cellphone tapping case, the Police on Sunday beefed up safety outdoors the residence of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis forward of recording his assertion.

The south Mumbai police and the BKC cyber police had issued a discover to former Maharashtra chief minister Fadnavis, asking him to look earlier than them on Sunday in reference to the case. Later Fadnavis stated {that a} senior police officer referred to as to tell him that police will go to his residence to take the required data and there was no want for him to go to the police station.

Telephones of political leaders, together with state Congress chief Nana Patole, minister Bachchu Kadu, former MLA Ashish Deshmukh, former MP Sanjay Kakade and others had been tapped illegally by IPS officer Rashmi Shukla, when she was the state intelligence chief, Maharashtra Dwelling Minister Dilip Walse Patil had alleged final month.

A case was registered below the Official Secrets and techniques Act on the BKC cyber police station right here final 12 months in opposition to unidentified individuals for allegedly illegally tapping telephones and leaking confidential paperwork. The grievance was lodged by the State Intelligence Division (SID). Nevertheless, earlier than the FIR was registered, the then Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte had alleged in his inquiry report that IPS officer Rashmi Shukla had leaked the confidential report. Shukla is accused of tapping telephones of political leaders and senior officers illegally when she was chief of the SID. 

She discovered herself on the centre of controversy after Fadnavis cited a letter purportedly written by her to the then Maharashtra Director Basic of Police about alleged corruption in transfers within the police division. The letter additionally had particulars of intercepted cellphone calls, resulting in an uproar with leaders of the Shiv Sena-led ruling coalition alleging that Shukla tapped telephones with out permission.

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