The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has got last chance to complete its probe against the senior IPS officer and special inspector general of police (administration), Hemant Nagrale in an alleged disproportionate assets complaint lodged by his estranged wife, Pratima.
The high court’s division bench of justice AM Khanwilkar and justice PD Kode on Monday directed the ACB to complete its probe in six weeks and submit its report by December 7.
Public prosecutor Pandurang Pol told the court that the ACB is yet to complete its probe and it required some time.
The probe could not be started earlier as the Supreme Court had stayed the 2009 order of the high court, directing the ACB to investigate the allegations against Nagrale.
Later, the Supreme Court vacated the stay on investigation while dismissing Nagrale’s special leave petition, said Pol. Pratima and Hemant were married on May 4, 1990. A Family Court granted them divorce on February 2, 2009.
Pratima had moved the high court in 2008, seeking an independent probe in case of alleged disproportionate assets owned by Nagrale.
Nagrale opposed the petition stating that the petition was manifestation of their matrimonial discord and that it was filed to settle scores.
The court had asked the ACB to probe to conduct an inquiry into transactions of Pratima’s bank accounts including deposits, nature of consideration for such deposit and in whose favour disbursements withdrawals have been made and purpose of such withdrawal.