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The Maharashtra government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court in support of Anil Deshmukh. In which the decision of the High Court has been challenged.
The Supreme Court will today (Thursday) hear the petition filed by the Maharashtra government and former home minister Anil Deshmukh. Both have challenged the Bombay High Court’s order to conduct a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into allegations of corruption and recovery of Rs 100 crore by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh. It is believed that a double bench of judges Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta will hear these petitions.
Earlier in the Bombay High Court, Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice G. s. Kulkarni’s bench had on Monday asked the CBI to complete its preliminary inquiry within 15 days on the issues raised in the letter bomb issued by the former Mumbai Police Commissioner last month. Deshmukh quit his post just hours after the verdict.
The High Court had said – CBI investigation must be done to instill confidence in people
The Bombay High Court had said that an independent agency inquiry into the matter is necessary to safeguard the fundamental rights of the citizens and instill confidence in the people. Along with this, the court had ordered a CBI inquiry into the corruption charges. Following this order of the High Court, veteran leader of Vidarbha Deshmukh resigned from the state government and after that the order was challenged in the Supreme Court.
However, the High Court had said that the CBI is not required to file an FIR immediately, as the Maharashtra government has already set up a high-level committee to investigate the matter. Chief Justice Dutta had said, “The government’s proposal for a high-level committee brought to the state assures us that no intervention is needed.”
Parambir had accused Deshmukh of this
Explain that former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, in his petition filed in the Bombay High Court on March 25, demanded a CBI inquiry against Deshmukh. Param Bir Singh claimed that Deshmukh had asked the suspended police officer Sachin Waje and other officers to recover Rs 100 crore from various bars and restaurants. On this petition, the High Court had said that this is an extraordinary case, which requires independent and impartial investigation.
Sachin Vaze has also confirmed these allegations in a written statement.
On Wednesday, Sachin Vazh made a big disclosure saying that in January 2021, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had talked about a collection of Rs 3 lakh every month from 1650 pubs, bars in Mumbai. On this, I told Home Minister Anil Deshmukh that the city has only 200 bars, not 1650 times.
Further Sachin Vazh told that I had also refused to collect money from the bar to the Home Minister, because I had told him that it was beyond my capacity. Then PA Kundan of the Home Minister told me that if I want to save my job and post, then do what the Home Minister is saying.