Pune: After the Shinde-Fadnavis government came to the power in Maharashtra, the police submitted a closure report in the court to close the investigation of Rashmi Shukla of phone tapping of many politicians.
But Shukla is likely to be in trouble as the Pune court rejected the closure report on Wednesday, and this decision of the court is being considered as a blow to the Shinde-Fadnavis government.
After the case of tapping the phones of the big leaders of the state came to light, there was excitement everywhere. After the assembly elections of 2019, Shiv Sena had formed Maha Vikas Aghadi ( MVA) government along with Congress and NCP, pushing the BJP. All this political drama started for a month. During this period, Rashmi Shukla was accused of tapping the phones of big leaders of the state when she was the head of the state intelligence department.
The phone tapping which was included with Congress state president Nana Patole, MLA Bachu Kadu, former MP Sanjay Kakade, MLA Ashish Deshmukh, MP Sanjay Kakade, Eknath Khadse. These hoaxes were hatched by giving fake names of the leaders whose phones were to be tapped. After the allegations, Rashmi Shukla left the CRPF on central deputation.
However, the Mahavikas Aghadi government handed over the case to the Mumbai Cyber Cell to dig up the phone tapping case. Rashmi Shukla did not cooperate as expected in all these investigations. She was not even ready to come to Mumbai for the investigation and had taken the stand that sge would reply through correspondence.
After this, the cyber police team also went to Hyderabad.
The report was finaly submitted by the High Level Committee which was raised in Monsoon Session of the Legislature.
After that, the state government had ordered to file a case against Shukla. In February last year, a case under the Telegraph Act was registered against Shukla at Bundagarden police station in Pune. However, after the Shinde-Fadnavis government came to the state, the police submitted a closure report to the court to close the investigation of Rashmi Shukla.
However, the pune Court today rejected it. Meanwhile, while welcoming the order of rejection by Pune court, Maharashtra Chief Spokesperson of Congress Gopaldada Tiwari said that judicial-iinquiry is needed to conduct against Shukla.
He describes that there are still faith on judiciary and same has given the sign that the constitution and law have not been violated in the court, it is clear that the court does not accept the role taken and changed by the Pune Police under political pressure, Tiwari added.
Taking the serious note of the decision of the Pune court, Mr Tiwari demanded an throughly inquiry into the phone tapping of IPS Rashmi Shukla.