The Maharashtra government’s Chandiwal Commission, which was established to investigate charges made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, gave its findings to the government today.
This afternoon, the report was delivered to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
According to reports, the report may provide some respite to former minister Anil Deshmukh, who is now incarcerated in connection with a money-laundering case filed against him by the Enforcement Directorate.
The former minister was forced to resign when the former top officer levelled serious claims against him, including extortion charges.
Last month, the panel completed hearing all of the witnesses’ statements in the case. Former Police Commissioner ParamBir Singh and dismissed policeman Sachin Waze have both testified in front of the commission.
Separately, the Central Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation into Deshmukh and has requested information from luxury clubs in South Mumbai where Deshmukh was a member.
Anil Deshmukh was detained this month by the CBI, which is looking into accusations of police officials receiving favourable postings in exchange for bribes reportedly paid via middlemen.
The ED has filed a supplementary charge sheet against Deshmukh, accusing him of playing a significant role in its case, in which it claims firms tied to Deshmukh and his family were used to channel unaccounted money.