India, April 8 -- Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday came out in support of Maharashtra's transport minister Anil Parab, who has been accused in an extortion case by suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze, and termed the claims a political conspiracy.

"A new tactic has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. This is a political conspiracy. I know Anil Parab, he can never indulge in such work. I can assure, no Shiv Sainik can take a false oath in Bala Saheb Thackeray's name," Sanjay Raut was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The Shiv Sena leader was referring to REPLACEDin which he has alleged that former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh and sitting transport minister Anil Parab asked him to colle...