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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