Hyderabad: Mumbai Police issues notices to Rashmi Shukla Special DG (CRPF)
Mumbai Cyber Crime Police has issued notices to Rashmi Shukla, a senior IPS officer serving as Special Director General at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) South Zone office in Chandrayangutta, Hyderabad.
She had earlier served as the Commissioner of the Maharashtra Intelligence Division. A case has been registered by the cyber crime police in connection with the tapping of the phones of several celebrities, including politicians from Mumbai at the time.
Authorities there decided to record a statement from Rashmi as part of the investigation. As part of this, notices were issued on Monday to come to Mumbai on Wednesday.
Shukla, however, said that he could not attend the second wave of Kovid and had to send a questionnaire which he wanted to ask along with a copy of the FIR registered against him. There were transfers of policemen of various ranks with IPS officers from Maharashtra last year.
There have been allegations that a huge amount of hands have been changed for some postings. There are suspicions that Mumbai-based politicians and celebrities were involved.
It is in this context that Rashmi Shukla has been accused of illegally tapping the phones of celebrities, including some Mumbai-based politicians. The Maharashtra government has decided to investigate.
To this extent the cyber crime authorities decided to record the testimony from Shukla. She also has a residence in Mumbai. Notices were issued to come to the house on Wednesday for the testimony and that they would come at 11 a.m. and record the testimony. However, Rashmi Shukla replied that she could not get there in the wake of Kovid Second Wave.