FIR against former Pune top cop Rashmi Shukla in ‘illegal phone tapping’ case
FIR against Ms. Shukla in connection with alleged illegal tapping of phones of politicians between 2015 and 2019
Pune Police has registered an FIR against IPS officer and former city police chief Rashmi Shukla in connection with the alleged illegal tapping of politicians’ phones between 2015 and 2019, an official said on Saturday.
He said an offense was registered against him on the basis of a report submitted recently by a three-member committee.
Ms Shukla, who was posted as Pune Police Commissioner between March 2016 and July 2018, is currently on central deputation and posted as Additional Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Hyderabad.
“A case has been registered against Rashmi Shukla in connection with the alleged illegal phone tapping at the Bund Garden police station here. She has been booked under section 26 of the Indian Telegraph Act,” the official said.
The city police said in a statement, “In response to a question asked by a member, during the monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislature in 2021, a committee to investigate allegations of illegal tapping of phones of politicians between 2015 and 2019 The committee was headed by the then DGP Sanjay Pandey.”
The committee, in its report submitted recently, said that Ms. Rashmi Shukla illegally tapped phones during her tenure as Pune Police Commissioner. Hence a case has been registered against him and others.