Bombay HC asks CBI to conduct probe into corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 5 (ANI): Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to start a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into corruption allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.

April 5, 2021

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 5 (ANI): Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to start a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into corruption allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
The court was hearing a plea of the petitioner Dr Jaishri Patil regarding the matter.
“Bombay High Court has asked the CBI director to conduct a preliminary inquiry within 15 days and to register an FIR if any cognizable offence is found,” Petitioner Dr Jaishri Patil told the mediapersons here.
The court also stated that Anil Deshmukh is the Home Minister and no impartial probe can be done by the police.
In his plea, Param Bir Singh repeated the graft allegations that he had made against Deshmukh in a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, and also accused the Maharashtra Home Minister of interfering in police investigations.
Singh moved the Bombay High Court after the Supreme Court refused to entertain his plea regarding the same.
Singh, who was shunted out as Mumbai Police Commissioner in the wake of the Antilia bomb scare case, has also challenged the government’s order to transfer him from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner.
Singh, who was recently transferred, had written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray claiming Deshmukh’s involvement in severe “malpractices”. (ANI)

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