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Mumbai court closes case over leak of IPS Shukla’s confidential report

By IndianMandarins- 23 Aug 2023
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Mumbai (23.08.2023): A metropolitan magistrate court has put curtains down on disclosure of a confidential report prepared by Rashmi Shukla (IPS: 1988: MH), DGP SSB, highlighting irregularities in police transfers and postings in Maharashtra.
The court accepted an A-summary report (an investigation report indicating that the facts are true but there is no prosecutable evidence to put the person on trial) submitted by the CBI on May 22, 2023. The agency had sought closure of the case registered by the Mumbai cyber cell under the Official Secrets Act.

When Shukla was the State Intelligence Department (SID) commissioner, she prepared a report in August 2020, naming two senior politicians – the then home minister and another person known as “Dada”, six IPS officers and 23 state service police officers. Her report also named some private individuals who acted as middlemen to facilitate transfers and secure desired postings for senior police officers in exchange for money and by using their close connection with the two politicians.

Police officials claimed that Shukla had copied the report on three pen drives. While two pen drives were recovered by the cyber cell, the police suspected that the third one – an office copy of SID - was purportedly sent by her to Devendra Fadnavis, who in turn passed it on to the Union Home Secretary.

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