NCP leader Nawab Malik’s point-by-point rebuttal to Devendra Fadnavis’ claims

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Amid a war of words between the ruling dispensation and Opposition BJP over the allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Cabinet Minister and Senior NCP leader Nawab Malik launched a scathing attack on Devendra Fadnavis and gave a point-by-point rebuttal to the former Chief Minister’s claims.

Malik said that the information given by Fadnavis during the press conference was put forth in the wrong way before people.

Fadnavis claimed about police manifest, but he himself clarified that he did not know whether there was a movement or not, added Malik.

“Fadnavis is trying to create a delusion. The truth is, Anil Deshmukh was in the hospital till February 15. No one has said that he was under home quarantine in Nagpur. After reaching Mumbai, he was at his official residence and there was no movement. He was going on the ground only for workout and that was his only movement.”

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Fadnavis had claimed that as per police records of VIP movement, Anil Deshmukh went to Sahyadri Guest House in Mumbai on February 17 and Mantralaya on February 24, met officers at his residence and he was not in isolation.

Reacting to the police officer’s transfer ‘racket’ claim report, Malik said, “Fadnavis was Chief Minister and the Home Ministry was also with him. Directly, no Minister transfers someone. There is a Police Establishment Board committee for transfers of top-level IPS officers and this board makes a proposal for transfer. The President of the Board is ACS, the ADG is the member, there is a director of anti-corruption and after their recommendation, the home department scrutinses it. Then, the class-1 officer notes the views of the Home Minister and then it is sent to the Chief Minister for approval.”

Malik said that no Minister or Chief Minister can make transfers on his own.

The NCP leader also said that there is another board for the lower rank officer and the president of that board during that time was then DG Jaiswal and he makes all the approval and Home Minister takes the decisions.

“Devendra Fadnavis is trying to mislead the people.”

Devendra Fadnavis demands CBI inquiry in alleged IPS transfers ‘racket’; claims Anil Deshmukh was not in isolation

Addressing the media, Fadnavis said that Pawar was not given a proper briefing, wrong things were said by him, and the attempt which was made to protect Deshmukh has been exposed.

Addressing the conference, Fadnavis had said that he will be meeting Home Secretary to demand a CBI inquiry over the alleged transfer racket of IPS and other police officers in Maharashtra, and the intelligence report was submitted to the DGP Subodh Kumar Jaiswal which was forwarded to ACS home for appropriate further actions, further claiming that no action was taken.

Malik added that the transfers of the people mentioned in the report did not even take place.

“Fadnavis despite knowing police rules, a false report was given and attempts being made to defame the government,” he said.

Malik also claimed that Rashmi Shukla was tapping the phone without taking permission, and she was also tapping the phones of important leaders during the government formation.

“The two officers who went to Delhi were working for the BJP. It has been established that Rashmi Shukla was tapping the phone.”

“The BJP and Devendra Fadnavis were claiming the government will go in one month, two months, but after one-and-a-half-year, when they could not overthrow the government, conspiracies are being hatched.”

Speaking about Fadnavis’s claim that he had pressure to reinstate Sachin Vaze, Malik said, “He had clarified that he had sought the opinion of the advocate general and today, I can say, there is no letter in Mantralaya seeking an opinion. Fadnavis has been misleading the people, defaming government by lying.”

“There were no orders of the CM or HM to reinstate Vaze.”

“Somewhere, attempt to malign MVA government are being made. Central agencies are used to change the government, but we have an absolute majority,” Malik added.

Continuing his attack on the Maharashtra government, Fadnavis said that Pawar was not given a proper briefing, wrong things were said by him, and the attempt which was made to protect Deshmukh has been exposed.

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