A former Mumbai police commissioner, Param Bir Singh, moved the Bombay High Court against his posting of another officer transferred with Singh just days after dragging the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to the Supreme Court.
Sanjay Pandey, a 1986 batch officer and currently the state’s most senior officer, is likely to be transferred to the Bombay HC after he was allegedly snatched for the post of Maharashtra DGP, as protocols and other officials alleged him to be in violation Higher positions were being given in Of the process.
Pandey was one of the officers whose posting was changed in the recent reshuffle in which former Mumbai Police Commissioner Singh was transferred in the backdrop of the Mukesh Ambani bomb case.
During Singh’s transfer to the Director General, the Home Guard made headlines, the positions of three other officers were also changed.
Former Maharashtra DGP, Hemant Nagrale was appointed as the Commissioner of Police of Mumbai
Former Director General, Home Guard, Sanjay Pandey appointed as Director General of Maharashtra State Security Corporation
Rajneesh Sheth, DG, Anti Corruption, was given additional charge of Maharashtra DGP
Immediately after the transfer, Pandey had written a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expressing his displeasure, accusing him of intentionally “due to personal prejudices” to high positions and not cooperating with him in the investigation of high-profile cases.
‘Deliberate Sidelining’: Pandey’s Claims in Letter to Thackeray. Soon after the reshuffle, Pandey wrote a letter to CM Thackeray, allegedly bypassing him and stating that he was facing injustice.
When the post of DGP fell vacant after Subodh Jaiswal left, you did not even consider giving me additional charge and handed over to a junior officer. In fact it is illegal to give additional charge to the Acting Director General and is against the orders of Hon’ble SC in Prakash Singh case.
He said, “After the controversy over the recent explosive case in Mumbai, you again ignored me and handed over additional charge of DGP to a junior officer against the orders of the Hon’ble SC in Prakash Singh’s case.”
Saying that he was not made a member of the Police Establishment Board despite being the most senior, Pandey said, “It is a great insult that involves the transfer and posting of officers of the rank of Director General which includes me and the police. I am being debated by junior officers.
In the letter, training guns on Singh and Nagrale, Pandey said that he had to face non-cooperation from both the officers, while he was ordered to be investigated against another senior officer ADG Deven Bharti, the report of which he submitted to Deshmukh and Thackeray. was. .
Pandey also alleged that the findings of Singh allegedly threatening the witnesses in the case were also put on record by him.
“This inquiry against Deven Bharti, I had to face serious obstacles to face the non-cooperation of CP Mumbai and the then DGP Maharashtra. In fact the witnesses were threatened on record by CP Mr. Prambir Singh, a fact which was reported to the government. Pandey alleged that in this regard, no papers have been given by CP Mumbai to the government despite reference to the government several times in this regard.
Pandey told Thackeray that he had raised these issues in several meetings with Home Minister Deshmukh but “the humiliation and injustice continues”.
“If I was an incompetent officer with a very malicious record then these oversights might be appropriate. But on the contrary, it was recognizing my competence and integrity out of all the police officers in Maharashtra, I was handed serious confidential inquiries in recent times,” said Pandey.
Citing examples of some other high-profile cases, Pandey said: “Finally, Sir, we all work to make a career over many painstaking years. It is grossly unjust to see it demolished due to only a few personal biases.”