Mumbai: The Cyber Cell of Mumbai Police on Saturday summoned CBI Director and former Maharashtra DGP Subodh Kumar Jaiswal in connection with the phone tapping and data leak case. Jaiswal has been asked to be present on October 14 to record his statement, the police official said. He said the summons was sent by email.
The case pertains to the ‘leak’ of a report prepared by IPS officer Rashmi Shukla about alleged corruption in police transfers in Maharashtra when she headed the state’s Intelligence Department (SID).
Jaiswal was the Director General of Police during this period.
It was alleged that during the investigation, phones of senior leaders and officials were illegally tapped and reports were deliberately leaked, but the FIR registered in this regard by the cyber cell does not name Shukla or any other official.
Earlier, Shukla’s statement was recorded by the BKC cyber police station officials.
Shukla is presently posted as Additional Director General of CRPF.
Unknown to receive “a classified letter and classified information” of SID under section 30 (fraudulently soliciting erroneously given message), section 44(b) (failure to furnish information) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 An FIR was registered against the persons. in time) and 66 of the Information Technology Act, 2008 (computer-related offences), and section 5 (miscommunication of information) of the Official Secrets Act, 1923.
Jaiswal, a 1985 Maharashtra cadre IPS officer, has also served as the Mumbai Police Commissioner in the past.