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‘I’m 92, nobody does this work at this age’: Ex-IPS Julio Ribeiro on Maharashtra minister probe

Julio Ribeiro says no one from the Maharashtra govt has contacted him about probing the allegations against home minister Anil Deshmukh, but says Sharad Pawar should conduct the probe since he is NCP chief.

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Mumbai: Former IPS officer Julio Ribeiro on Sunday rejected NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s suggestion that he probe ex-Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh’s claim that Home Minister Anil Deshmukh asked suspended police officer Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore every month.

“I am not available. Nobody (in state government) has contacted me. And in any case even if they contact me, I am unavailable,” Ribeiro told PTI when asked about Pawar’s suggestion.

“I am 92 years old. Nobody goes around doing this work at the age of 92. If the inquiry is against the home minister of Maharashtra, then Mr Pawar should make it because he is the head of the (ruling) party,” Ribeiro said.

Ribeiro is a former Mumbai police commissioner, who eventually became the chief of Gujarat and Punjab police and was later named India’s ambassador to Romania.

“Why should a retired police officer be asked to do this,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Pawar told reporters in Delhi that he would suggest Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to seek Ribeiros help to investigate the claims made by Singh.

In a letter to Thackeray, Param Bir Singh alleged that Anil Deshmukh instructed suspended Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore every month for him.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Goes Without Saying Top Cop Rebeiro Is A Thorough Professional And A Gentleman.There Is No Compelling Reason For Him To Render His Services To Junglemen.

  2. Yeh hai Rajnitee ke kalakaron ki Imandhar Retd DGP most respectable ko 92 sal ki umar mein Rajnitee ki Chot. Janab bachkar rahengehki prathna PRABHU JI KO KARTEY HAIN JI.

  3. What a refreshing change from E Sreedharan, admittedly four years younger, who is getting his feet washed by women.

  4. JUST AS THE SC SAID IT DID NOT WANT THE BLOOD ON ITS HANDS , MR. REBERO DOES NOT WANT THE DIRT ON HIS HANDS.

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