In his interview to TV channels, Singh claimed Delhi Police was stopped by Shinde from questioning a Mumbai-based businessman, who is said to have "some kind of links" with Dawood Ibrahim, in connection with the betting in Indian Premier League, a T-20 cricketing tournament.

He used the shoulder of former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar to fire at Shinde claiming that "slips used to reach Delhi Police chief quite often asking about posting some people as Station House Officers".

"These were not a few postings but in large number of police stations," he told the channels.

"I don't know whether money used to exchange hands but Delhi Police Commissioner told me that numerous slips used to come from his residence. You don't make large number of recommendations. The postings as SHO's has a vigilance angle to it," he added.

Shinde and Kumar were not immediately available for comments. The allegations however came days after Shinde assured that India and the US were making joint efforts to bring Dawood to India.

(Agencies)

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