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Leaked CBI report giving clean chit to Anil Deshmukh ‘genuine’, NCP’s Nawab Malik says

Speaking to the media, the NCP leader Thursday said that CBI hasn't termed it a 'fake' report & if presented in the court, the former Maharashtra home minister will get a reprieve.

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Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday claimed that a leaked CBI report which purportedly gave a clean chit to former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in a corruption case was genuine.

The Central agency has now claimed that the report was leaked after a bribe was paid and it has registered a criminal case in this regard, NCP leader and Maharashtra minority affairs minister Nawab Malik told reporters here.

But the Central Bureau of Investigation is not stating that the report itself was fake, he said.

“To save its face, it is saying that the report had been managed,” Malik alleged. “If the report is presented in the court, Anil Deshmukh will get a reprieve. Whatever is happening is all politically motivated,” he added.

The CBI on Thursday said it has arrested NCP leader Deshmukh’s lawyer Anand Daga for allegedly trying to subvert a Bombay High Court-directed preliminary enquiry against the former Maharashtra minister.

It has also arrested CBI sub-inspector Abhishek Tiwari for allegedly receiving bribes from Daga, it said. A report of the preliminary enquiry purportedly giving clean chit to Deshmukh was leaked on Saturday night. The CBI started a probe into the leak and claimed later that findings of the enquiry had been influenced.

The Bombay high court had directed the agency to start a preliminary inquiry while hearing public interest litigation on allegations of corruption leveled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh against Deshmukh.

Also read: Anil Deshmukh moves Bombay HC, seeks quashing of ED summons in money laundering case


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