Mumbai, 10th August 2022: Mumbai Police have sought permission from the central government to take criminal action against IPS officer Rashmi Shukla in the telephone surveillance case. Colaba police station has informed the court about this.
Sources said that the Colaba police have sought permission from the central government for criminal action in this regard under section 197 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). The police informed about this in the Magistrate Court. Since Rashmi Shukla is an Indian Police Service officer, permission from the Central Government is required to initiate criminal proceedings against her. Therefore, the police have sought this permission from the Centre.
In this case, on April 26, the Colaba police filed a charge sheet against Rashmi Shukla. Three months later, the Colaba police applied and informed the court about this. On April 26, the Colaba police submitted a charge sheet of around 700 pages to the Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in the case of illegal telephone surveillance.
In the charge sheet, it has been mentioned that the mobile phones of MP Sanjay Raut and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Eknath Khadse were illegally monitored. It is alleged that Khadse’s two mobile numbers and Raut’s mobile number were illegally monitored.