Treatment of Maharashtra’s central investigative agencies reprehensible, says Fadnavis
Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday that central investigative agencies were “mistreated” by the state government of Maharashtra.
“Central agencies investigate evidence-based cases. The state government’s mistreatment of central agencies is questionable, ”he added.
The remarks by the top leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) follow reports that the director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Sameer Wankhede, who is investigating a case of drug trafficking on a cruise ship, was allegedly under investigation. Mumbai police surveillance.
Speaking to the media, Fadnavis targeted Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), equating the police fire on the farmers’ demonstration in Maval in 2011 with the Jalianwala Bagh massacre.
“In Jalianwala Bagh, the police had fired on the order of the British governor. Likewise, the Maval police firing was carried out at the request of the then ruling leaders of the Congress-NCP, ”he added.
Refuting the accusation by NCP chief Sharad Pawar that the The Union government was abusing central agencies against political rivals, Fadnavis said, “Former Home Secretary Anil Deshmukh has been investigated by CBI and ED following court orders.”
Instead of questioning central agencies, Pawar should be concerned as they exposed “unethical deals worth Rs 1,000 crore” in raids, he said.
“I’m not questioning Sharad Pawar’s ability. He is certainly a great leader. He had been CM for four terms. But each of his terms was short at two to two and a half years. He was unable to complete any term for five years due to the political circumstances of the time, such as internal politics, etc.