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Bombay HC Extends Interim Protection to IPS Rashmi Shukla in Phone Tapping Case

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Paridhi Arya

Published on June 23, 2022 at 15:03 ST

The Bench of Bombay High Court had extended the interim protection from arrest of IPS officer Rashmi Shukla till July 6, 2022 while hearing the Petition for quashing the FIR lodged against her in Colaba Police station.

The FIR was lodged on April 26 alleged that Shukla had illegally tapped the phone of Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut for a week in November 2019 when coalition government (Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi) was formed.

The Counsel representing the petitioner requested to amend petition as she wants to bring charge sheet on records and challenge it in the Court. The Court allowed counsel’s request.

The Charge sheet was filed within two months. The Counsel submitted that Rajiv Jain and state government wants to take political revenge from Shukla and she was implicated under false charges.

Two FIRs are lodged against Shukal one is in Pune another one is on April 26 in Colaba Police station in Mumbai which challenged to be quashed.

The charge sheet was filed against Shukla within two months of filing the FIR but then no coercive order was passed in her favour which will now continue till July 6, 2022 now. However, the High Court asked the state government to file a response but state had not filed any affidavit.