A day after Param Bir Singh’s ‘letter bomb’ rattled the Maharashtra government, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Jayant Patil will meet NCP supremo Sharad Pawar in Delhi today.
Meanwhile, the former Mumbai Police Commissioner has ended speculation over the authenticity of the letter saying it was sent to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray from his email ID.
This comes after the Chief Minister’s Office said that the unsigned letter sent by Param Bir Singh to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is being “verified”.
“An unsigned letter in the name of Param Bir Singh, commandant general of Home Guards” was received on the official email ID of the chief minister’s secretariat in the afternoon, the Chief Minister’s Office said.
The CMO office said that the letter is being verified. The verification was needed as Singh’s email id in the official record was different, it said.
The letter from the former Mumbai Police Commissioner wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said that Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had asked Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore every month from bars, restaurants, and other establishments.
The allegations in the letter were made a day after Deshmukh had said that Param Bir Singh was moved out as Mumbai Police Commissioner so that cases related to Waze were probed without obstruction.
In the letter, Param Bir Singh, who has now been posted as Commandant General of Home Guards, said that he has been “made a scapegoat to divert attention from the actual wrongdoers”.
In the eight-page letter, Singh also complained of “political interference” by Deshmukh.
The former top cop also accused Deshmukh of bypassing him and his superiors by repeatedly calling Mumbai Police officers and giving them instructions in respect of the course to be followed by them in the performance of their official duties.