Mumbai’s Colaba police had registered a case against senior IPS officer Rashmi Shukla for alleged phone tapping of leaders associated with the Maha Vikas Aghadi government. Rashmi Shukla had approached the Bombay High Court so that the police did not take any concrete steps in this matter. The High Court gave a big relief to Shukla in the matter and asked the Colaba Police not to take any coercive action against him (Shukla) till April 01.
Allegations of illegal tapping of phones
The court has directed Shukla to co-operate with the investigating officer of the case and asked Shukla to be present before the investigating officer on March 16 and March 23 between 11 and 1 am to cooperate in the investigation. Shukla is alleged to have illegally tapped the phones of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, Nationalist Congress Party leader Eknath Khadse when she was the chief of the SID.
Case registered under Telegraph Act
An official said that following this allegation, a case was registered against him under the Telegraph Act on the complaint of Rajeev Jain, Additional Commissioner of Special Branch at Colaba Police Station in Mumbai. Let us inform that earlier a case was registered against Shukla under Telegraph Act at Bundagarden Police Station in Pune. It was alleged in that FIR that when she was the Pune Police Commissioner, she had tapped some phones. Shukla has also got relief from the court in this matter.
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