Mumbai. Leader of the ruling Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra and Ras MP Sanjay Raut made a big disclosure on Friday. Raut said that a BJP leader has told him that his phone was tapped by the previous government of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. On the NCP's allegation that the Center has withdrawn the security of party chief Sharad Pawar's official residence in New Delhi, Raut said that it would have been done because Pawar had played a role in the formation of the Shiv Sena-led government in the state. He said that even SPG security provided to the Gandhi family was withdrawn recently.
Raut told reporters here, "A BJP leader told me that my phone was being tapped." I say what I am saying, if anyone wants to listen, I welcome it. I am a disciple of Baba Saheb, who do what he does openly. ”He said,“ Despite tapping the phone, we formed the government in Maharashtra. ”A day ago, State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh alleged that the Fadnavis government Had misused government machinery and tapped the phones of opposition leaders. This was especially done during the formation of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government.
Deshmukh said, the cyber cell of Maharashtra Police has been asked to investigate various complaints of espionage / phone tapping received during the previous government. Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh had also alleged earlier that the Fadnavis government had tapped the phones of opposition leaders. He also questioned the role of officers in the phone-tapping case.