[Chandiwal Inquiry Commission]

Dismissed cop #SachinWaze's cross examination before inquiry commission of Justice(retd) KU Chandiwal continues.

The Maha Govt set up the commission in March 2021,to probe #ParamBirSingh's Rs 100 crore corruption allegations against #AnilDeshmukh. Image
Adv Shekhar Jagtap for Anil Deshmukh's alleged aide - Sanjeev Palande - is conducting the cross examination.

Q- From September 2020 - 31 December 2020 - what cases were assigned to you for investigation by Param Bir Singh while in CIU?

Waze- no cases.

Q- Is it correct that in November and December 2021 there were visitors in your office related to bars and hotels?

Waze- No cases were assigned to me personally.

Q- Between this period did you investigate any other case?

Waze- Do not understand your question.

Q- Is it correct that in the month of Nov and Dec there were certain visitors to your ofc related to certain restaurants, bar and hotel?

Waze-- No. I do not remember.

Q- Whether have you ever met Mahesh Shetty and Jaya Pujari owner of a restaurant in the month of December?

Waze- NO, I do not recollect

Q- Whether CIU was conducting any search or seizure on bars and hotels?

Waze- No

Q- Is it correct Mr. Waze that during your tenure you were assigned with certain special powers to conduct certain search ans seizures?

Attention of witness is drawn to certain documents.

Q- Did you meet Mahesh Shetty or Jaya Pujari ?

Waze- Don’t remember

Q- Were Mahesh Shetty and Jaya Pujari called by you and you demanded money for running their establishments beyond scheduled official tone?

Waze- Not correct

Q- Is it correct that in January and February 2021, you were assigned investigations of sensitive cases in Mumbai?

Waze- If it’s just me, only 1 case. DCP CID CR number 40. No other case for investigation personally from August 2020 to February 2021.

Q- Were you supervising any cases related to bars and restaurants

Waze- I don't remember.

Q- Whether Mr Param Bir Singh was giving any instructions to you for cases you were supervising.

Waze- I used to get instructions from my bosses and superiors.

Court - so you don't want to name him? Because you also said CP

Waze- No..yes, including CP through proper channels
Q- Do you know Sanjeev Palande personally?

Waze- yes, as PA to Home Minister

Q- You did not have any personal acquaintance with sanjeev Palande?

Waze- No I did not have any acquaintance at any point of time.

Q- Did you have any opportunity to visit the house of then home minister?

Waze- I don't remember.

Q- Is it correct that you did not have any interaction with Sanjeev Palande with regard to investigations of CIU.

Waze- not correct.

Q- Can it be said that your interaction with Palande was official communication.

Waze- Yes.

Court - Attention of witness is drawn to a letter dated 20 March 2021, addressed by Param Bor Singh to CM. Witness has gone through the letter and gives answer.
Para 7....

Waze says that he had gone through the letter before putting his affidavit in the commission.

Waze's answer is awaited with ref to Mr Palande. Judge tells Deshmukh's lawyer to be attentive as ref is also made to him.

Q- As far as Mr Palande is concerned a statement is made by the then CP on your behalf that you met Mr Palande in the premises of Dyaneshwari in Feb 2021.

Adv Naidu for Waze objects. Says the document is self explanatory.

Waze- yes

Q- Is it correct that barring your statement that you met Palande on Feb 2021 there is nothing on record.

Waze- I say Palande in his affidavit before this commission corroborated this fact that I met him.

Q- Can you please tell the commission, the letter in issue.. Whether Mr Palande had made any demand or communication of any money to you.

Waze- NO

Adv - My main purpose is over. That's all.

Lawyer requests to add "demand for any reason" to the last question.


Cross examination for Sanjeev Palande complete.

ACP Sanjay Patil who is next in line for cross examination says his lawyer is not present.

Adjourned tomorrow for further cross examination. 3pm


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