The High Court has handed over the investigation to the CBI, but has clearly stated that an FIR cannot be lodged without a preliminary inquiry.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh (file photo)
On the petition of Dr. Jayashree Patil, the Bombay High Court on Monday gave a big blow to Maharashtra’s Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Hearing the petition of Jayashree Patil, the High Court has asked the CBI to present the report of the preliminary inquiry within 15 days. The Bombay High Court said that Anil Deshmukh is the Home Minister of Maharashtra and the police cannot investigate the allegations made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on them. On the other hand, the plea of Parambir Singh will be heard on Tuesday. The court has clearly said that no FIR will be filed in this case at this time. On the plea of Parambir Singh, advocate Vikram Nankani presented his side.
Parambir Singh had filed a PIL in the Bombay High Court against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Jayashree Patil also filed a petition against Anil Deshmukh. Apart from the Rs 100 crore recovery case of Anil Deshmukh, three other petitions were also heard. The bench of Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice GS Kulkarni heard. The order of the CBI investigation against Anil Deshmukh by the Bombay High Court is being considered a major setback for Deshmukh.
CBI investigation in 15 days
The Bombay High Court has given 15 days time to the CBI for a preliminary inquiry, giving a decision on the petition of advocate Jayashree Patil. The CBI has to investigate the allegations made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh in 15 days. The Bombay High Court said that Anil Deshmukh is the Home Minister of Maharashtra. While his home minister, the police cannot investigate it objectively. Today, the High Court has given verdict on the allegations of Anil Deshmukh using Mumbai police officers to recover 100 crores.
What is the charge against Anil Deshmukh?
Parambir Singh had filed a public interest litigation against Anil Deshmukh by the Mumbai High Court, alleging that Anil Deshmukh had targeted the recovery of Rs 100 crore every month from the restaurateurs and bars in Mumbai, including suspended police officer Sachin Waje. Apart from this, they were involved in the bribery racket regarding transport-posting in the Mumbai Police Department and no action was taken on the report related to it.
He appealed to the court to immediately capture CCTV footage around Anil Deshmukh’s house so that the evidence could not be destroyed. Parambir Singh alleged that Anil Deshmukh pressured him to drag the BJP leader in the case of the suicide of Dadra-Nagar Haveli MP Mohan Delkar. Along with this, Parambir Singh also challenged his transfer and demanded his reinstatement to the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner.
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