A Delhi Court has ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s role in connection with the leak of sensitive information and documents related to the ongoing investigation against him.
Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal took cognizance against the Sun Inspector of CBI, Abhishek Tiwari, Anil Deshmukh’S lawyer, Anand Dilip Daga and other people involved under the sections 120B, 201, 379, 409, 411 of the Indian Penal Code, section 7&8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and Section 66 & 66B of Information Technology Act 2000.
The judge said that the CBI has left the horse pulling the cart.
“The CBI seems to have left the horse pulling the cart, thereby arraigning those travelling in cart as without pull of engine or horse the ride of cart or conspiracy would not have been possible, despite mountain of apparent evidence, CBI seems to have forsaken the man pulling the strings or the controlling mind or master mind or head while only charge sheeting the hands, for reasons best known.”
The CBI has been directed by the court to file a status report within four weeks .
The Court observed that the two accused Anand Daga, the lawyer of Deshmukh and Abhishek Tiwari may have been acting with Deshmukh as he is the main beneficiary from the leakage of the papers of preliminary enquiry.
CBI found that Tiwari, a sun-inspector, who was assisting the enquiry officer, shared the copies of the documents like memorandum of proceedings, statements, seizure memos etc related to the investigation of the case with Daga through WhatsApp. Therefore he has committed criminal breach of trust in respect to the said property.
The matter now will be heard on 10.01.2022 and for filing of status report on 22.01.2022.