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Wadhawan Family Controversy: IPS Amitabh Gupta didn't write letter under pressure, says Anil Deshmukh

The enquiry report into the allegations against Gupta has concluded that he exceeded his jurisdiction. The three-page report submitted by Saunik stated that Gupta had no to issue the letter and that he had exceeded his authority.

Wadhawan Family Controversy: IPS Amitabh Gupta didn't write letter under pressure, says Anil Deshmukh
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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has revealed that IPS officer Amitabh Gupta has admitted that he had written letter providing a favour to Wadhawan brothers to allow them to travel to Mahabaleshwar from Khandala amid the nationwide lockdown. 

During his interaction via Facebook Live, Deshmukh informed that Principal Secretary (Home) Amitabh Gupta did not write the note to allow Yes Bank scam accused Wadhawan brothers and others to travel to a hill station under anyone’s pressure. 

The state home minister said that the letter was written by him (Gupta) was in violation of the lockdown guidelines and nobody had asked him to do so. Gupta admitted that he did not write the letter allowing Wadhawan family and their friends to travel to Mahabaleshwar under any pressure and his statement became the part of the investigation, Deshmukh informed. 

“The probe was carried out by Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Manoj Saunik and the report was submitted to Home Ministry. Now the Chief Minister will take a final call,” Deshmukh said in his televised address.

The enquiry report into the allegations against Gupta has concluded that he exceeded his jurisdiction. The three-page report submitted by Saunik to the additional chief secretary (home) Sanjay Kumar and chief secretary Ajoy Mehta stated that Gupta had no authority to issue the letter and that he had exceeded his authority. 

In his defence, Gupta stated that he issued the letter immediately after lockdown as many people were stranded and wanted to go home. The statement of the IPS officer narrates that he had a request from the Wadhawans who were stuck in a rest house at Khandala and wanted to go to their house in Mahabaleshwar, the Mumbai Mirror reported. 

Meanwhile, the Wadhawan brothers - Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan - were sent to CBI custody till April 30 and were produced before a special CBI court on Monday. A central agency team on Sunday arrested the Wadhawan brothers from Mahabaleshwar in connection with the Yes bank fraud case. The move came after the special CBI court vacated the stay on their arrest on Saturday. 

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