Tribune News Service
New Delhi, April 6
A day after the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI probe into former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh’s allegations of corruption against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, the state authorities and the NCP chief immediately filed separate petitions within the Supreme Court against the instructions.
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The CBI has despatched a workforce of officers for a probe into the fees of corruption against Anil Deshmukh. As the HC had given the CBI solely 15 days to finish probe, the CBI had taken swift motion, officers stated.
Mumbai-based lawyer Jayshree Patil — on whose petition the HC had ordered the probe — additionally filed a caveat within the Supreme Court to pre-empt any possibilities of ex parte order on the petitions filed by the federal government and Deshmukh who was compelled to resign after the HC order.
In his petition, Deshmukh stated the HC order was handed with out listening to him and ignoring the truth that the Maharashtra Government had revoked the overall consent given to the CBI. He stated the HC didn’t give a chance to the police to answer the fees.
“Presently, the CBI is being headed by an interim Director, the legality of which is also sub judice before the SC. This also is a factor that should have been taken into account, before the High Court passed the order,” Deshmukh argued.
Describing it as an “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” case that warranted an impartial inquiry, a Bombay High Court Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta had stated Singh’s allegations against Deshmukh had put at stake residents’ religion within the state police.