Phone tapping case: HC to rescue of IPS officer

Phone tapping case: HC to rescue of IPS officer
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One-liner: The Bombay HC on Wednesday extended till July 6 the interim protection from arrest granted to IPS officer Rashmi Shukla in a phone tapping case. 

Police restrained: A bench restrained the Mumbai police from taking any coercive action against Shukla on an FIR registered against her at the Colaba police station.

Implicated: In a plea filed through an advocate, Shukla claimed she had been falsely implicated in the case and that the FIR was politically motivated.

Why the FIR: The FIR was registered following a complaint lodged by senior police officer Rajiv Jain, accusing Shukla of having put the phone numbers of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and NCP leader Eknath Khadse under surveillance. 

  • Earlier, a division bench had granted interim relief to Shukla

Another plea: On March 4 this year, another bench of the HC had granted protection from arrest to Shukla till March 25 in another plea filed by her, seeking to quash an FIR lodged against her at the Bund Garden police station in Pune. 

Bottom line: The Pune FIR is in connection with the alleged illegal phone tapping of state Congress president Nana Patole. 

Source: PTI

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