Mumbai, Apr 17 (UNI) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil today said the government will take strict action against the accused, named in the recent CID report, in builder Rajendra Chaturvedi's arrest case after scrutinising the same.
Mr Patil made the statement in the Legislative Council, saying that the state has received the CID report, but certain formalities were needed to be cleared and only after that those found guilty will be punished.
Rajendra Chaturvedi was held in a MCOCA case for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to eliminate his rival builder Rashmikant Shah. The investigating officer Pradeep Shinde and DCP Vinay Choubey had professed the opinion that there was no evidence against Chaturvedi to arrest him.
However, a case was registered allegedly on the instructions of a senior IPS officer. Later, Shinde revealed this to the media. An inquiry was initiated by the state CID, who found that the case against the builder was false. Based on this, Superintendent of police Bipin Bihari and another police officer, were suspended.
The issue of the CID report was raised by Anil Parab (Shiv Sena), who questioned why the government was not taking any action against the senior IPS officer Arup Patnaik, who was allegedly named in the report.
Dr Deepak Sawant of Shiv Sena had also raised the same issue and said there was no need to scrutinise the report and government can straightaway take action against those found guilty.
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