The Maharashtra government moved to Supreme Court against CBI inquiry ordered by Bombay High Court on former home minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday. Bombay HC ordered CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry of 15 days on the corruption allegation on ex-HM Deshmukh.
As per reports, senior advocate Abhishek Sanghvi will represent Maharashtra Govt against the High Court orders.
The Former Police officer Param Bir Singh has filed a petition against the Ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. It claimed that Anil Deshmukh had asked the arrested police inspector Sachin Waze to collect Rs. 100 crores from bars and restaurants every month in Mumbai.
Param Bir Singh wrote 8 pages letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray about the corruption allegations on Deshmukh. He stated that Deshmukh receives Rs. 100 crores from 1750 bars and restaurants in Mumbai. Singh added that they collected 40 to 50 crores from such business every month. On 25 March he filed a case against Bombay high court.
Former Minister Deshmukh denied doing all these illegal activities and resigned after the CBI probe passed by the Bombay HC. The resignation was accepted by the Uddhav Thackeray’s government. But then the govt soon moved to Supreme Court against the allegations.
The newly appointed HM Dilip Walse-Patil on Tuesday stated, ‘The Maharashtra Govt will challenge the Bombay High Court order before the supreme Court’.
It is expected that a team of six members will be set up by the CBI after the order passed by the Bombay high court. CBI stated that “They will be concluding a 15 days probe against the former minister Deshmukh. They will investigate all those police officers, commissioners and all those who are suspected in the corruption allegation claimed by Param Bir Singh”.
A CBI source added that- the team would also inspect the CCTV footage of the February-March period that was listed in the complaint of Singh. Singh stated in his complaint that Deshmukh asked the other two police officers for the extortion for about 40 to 50 crores.
The bench of the high court in which Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G.S. Kulkarni ordered CBI to complete the inquiry within 15 days against Ex-home minister Deshmukh.
Bombay high court announced the criminal writ petition and three public interest litigation PILs, filed the previous month. In which the high court ordered fast processing of investigation against Sachin Waze and Anil Deshmukh.
Before this case, on 13 March 2021, Sachin Waze was suspected by the National investigation agency and arrested. He was suspected of his alleged role in placing a bomb explosives-laden into an SUV near Mukesh Ambani’s House in Mumbai. Even he is suspected of the murder of Mumbai-based businessmen- Mukesh Hiren.
After the petition filed by Singh, the bench of the high court stated that the allegations against Home Minister and Police Officer will be seriously and legally inspected by the CBI probe and the investigation will be declared soon.