WIRED had reported that email accounts of Rona Wilson, Varavara Rao, & Hany Babu had been compromised in 2018 & 2019, and had a recovery email & phone no. This recovery email had the name of a Pune Police official (working under Shukla at that time).
The recovery email address allowed the police official to regain access to the accounts of the accused men if they changed their passwords.
Shukla was transferred out to Maharashtra State Intelligence Department in July 2018, post the first batch of arrests in June 2018.
Shukla is also accused of illegally tapping phones of opposition leaders during Fadnavis's time. When the MVA govt took charge, an investigation was opened against Shukla in Feb 2020. Sensing trouble, she sought central deputation and got it. The Police chargesheeted her.
After the MVA govt fell in June 2022, tide turned for the top cop- Police decided not to pursue her case.
Now, the Modi-led Appt Committee deems her fit to be the Directoral General of Sashastra Seema Bal. Shades of post-Godhra Gujarat story.