Days after joining BJP, ex-Home Secy blames Shinde for protecting businessman with ‘Dawood links’ in IPL case

Former Home Secretary R K Singh claimed that Shinde had stopped Delhi Police from questioning a Mumbai-based businessman with Dawood 'links'.

New Delhi | Published:January 14, 2014 8:23 am
Singh used the shoulder of former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar to fire at Shinde claiming that "slips used to reach Delhi Police chief quite often". Singh used the shoulder of former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar to fire at Shinde claiming that “slips used to reach Delhi Police chief quite often”.

Former Union Home Secretary R K Singh, who recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Monday alleged that Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had interfered in the probe into betting scam in IPL and prevented Delhi Police from questioning a businessman with “shady” reputation.

In his interview to TV channels, Singh used the shoulder of former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar to fire at Shinde claiming that “slips used to reach Delhi Police chief quite often asking about posting some people as Station House Officers”.

“These were not a few postings but in large number of police stations,” he told the channels.

“I don’t know whether money used to exchange hands but Delhi Police Commissioner told me that numerous slips used to come from his residence…you don’t make large number of recommendations… the postings as SHO’s has a vigilance angle to it,” he said.

He claimed Delhi Police was stopped by Shinde from questioning a Mumbai-based businessman, who is said to have “some kind of links” with Dawood Ibrahim, in connection with the betting in Indian Premier League, a T-20 cricketing tournament.

Shinde and Kumar were not immediately available for comments.

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    Arjun Kumar
    Jan 14, 2014 at 3:35 am
    The ex-bureaucrat had leveled very wild allegation against Home Minister. The nation would like to have elucidation either from Prime Minister or Vice President of Congress.
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    Kesava Chandran
    Jan 14, 2014 at 3:40 am
    His former Home Sec has exposed Shinde Ji skeletons in the cupboard,good about it.He acted Godfather to Ms Khobragade to quote remarks to TV channel,"I know her ,father was working under me when i was CM of Maharashtra,she too is from Maharashtra,I will try to save /help her"., or words to this effect.He seemed to have forgotten he was INDIAN home minister, trying to shield lawlessness,professional indiscipline, surely parochialism has clouded his senses/judgment. Now Mr R K Singh's exposure Grist for the Lok Pal???
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    Kesava Chandran
    Jan 15, 2014 at 11:29 am
    Quite simple,Joining BJP is a matter of his post retirement options,the other arematters of fact which he kept as a heavy mental load he has jettisoned now!!!
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    Kesava Chandran
    Jan 15, 2014 at 8:56 am
    Shri Narayanaswamy in the PMO has thrown his hat in the ring.Blames R K Singh as a dejected ex bureaucrat venting his spleen due to unrealized post retirement "plums". Adorns Shri Shinde with "Impeccable Credentials" as he puts it,will that include latter's part in ADARSH while CM of his home state?The VP of Congress is not pleased with decision of present Maha CM to differ on the Inquiry Findings as far as NETAS go including Shri Shinde , only scapegoat Babus.Shri Shinde as head of Home ped views/opinions bordering judgment in a matter involving an IFS officer clearly in the domain of the Minister of EA which may be overstepping his sphere of authority/responsibility, only the Prime Minister may do this, Does Shri Shinde have Dy PM powers or does he doubt the capacity of the Minster of EA?
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    Andhrawallah
    Jan 14, 2014 at 5:56 am
    Congress is known for indiscipline and crime.Mahatma hi was exception who advocated dismantling of congress once Nehru became PM of India
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    kcgovil
    Jan 14, 2014 at 6:25 am
    obstructing delivery of justice is a criminal offence as per crpc. An Fir should be lodged and investigations should proceed
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    jeetu hegde
    Jan 14, 2014 at 6:08 am
    The connection between politician and don is not new in india...even BJP leaders too may have connections with the gangsters..
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    jamal
    Jan 14, 2014 at 7:52 am
    Timing of these criticismss by ex-secretary lookss highly suisious and oppertunism.
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