Sharad Pawar – President, NCP:
In my Press Conference at New Delhi I expressed my views regarding the letter which was issued by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh to Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Uddhav Thackeray.
The copy of that unsigned letter which I have received has two parts. In first part, there are certain allegations against the Maharashtra Home Minister Mr. Anil Deshmukh and the second part is regarding his directions to the CP against his advice regarding the FIR to be registered in the case of Diu-Daman MP Mr. Delkar who committed suicide in Mumbai.
The allegations against the Home Minister are serious in the first part of the letter. As per the letter former CP of Mumbai mentioned that he has briefed CM and me too.
In his briefing to me as stated in the letter, he did not mention about the actual collected money or the money being transferred or handed over to the Home Minister or his staff.
As former CP of Mumbai mentioned my name, it is true that he met me before his transfer.
He discussed with me the case regarding Mr. Ambani’s residence and the sensitive material found. Meanwhile media started collecting information about Mr. Sachin Vaze and some others stated that Mr. Vaze though suspended was recently reinstated in service.
The decision to reinstate Mr. Vaze in service was neither taken by Chief Minister nor Home Minister. It was taken by former CP himself and Vaze was given important sensitive assignments by the CP himself.
However after that Mr. Mansukh Hiren’s wife had complained that Vaze is involved in her husband’s death. As there was a specific allegation against the officer by the deceased person’s wife, our government took conscious decision to go in depth and investigate the matter.
But while the deceased person’s wife made such strong allegation, the former CP never mentioned or alleged anything against the Home Minister. All his allegations came forth when govt took action against him and he was shifted to less important department.
This is a really important and sensitive case. The allegations are made by an authority against Home Minister and also there are series of lapses towards confidential information leaked to certain sections of media, which affected the reputation of government.
An in depth enquiry should be conducted by an officer or an individual who enjoys utmost respect of the Police Administration and the public at large.
My suggestion to the CM of Maharashtra is that, Mr. Julio Francis Ribeiro, former Police Chief of Maharashtra and former CP of Mumbai, should be assigned this responsibility.
He has a great reputation and if he accepts this responsibility then the truth will definitely come to the fore and public at large will start believing more in the Police and in the government in particular.