Mumbai: The political battle in Maharashtra is not taking the name of ending. After the loudspeaker row, now the state's politics over the phone tape issue has heated up. Mumbai Police sources said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and NCP leader Eknath Khadse were taped describing them as "anti-social elements."
This has been revealed in this present letter of the State Intelligence Department (SID) found due to the investigation of the same police. The application that the SID had given to ACS Home to tap the mobiles of the two leaders had used another name in place of Raut and Khadse and described them as anti-social elements. That's why the ACS Home at that time had allowed phone tapping, after which Khadse's phone was tapped for 67 days and Raut's phone for 60 days.
A complaint has already been lodged against former state SID chief Rashmi Shukla at Mumbai's Colaba police station for illegal mobile tapping. According to the case, when Rashmi Shukla was the head of the SID, the mobile of MP Sanjay Raut and NCP leader Eknath Khadse was illegally taped. Police had said that the mobile tapping was done illegally when Rashmi Shukla was the head of the SID. According to the complaint, Khadse's mobile was allegedly taped twice in 2019 when he was in the BJP. He joined the NCP in October 2020.