Supreme Court rejects Maha, Deshmukh plea

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Supreme Court rejects Maha, Deshmukh plea
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New Delhi, April 8

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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to intrude with the Bombay High Court order for a CBI probe into former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh’s allegations of corruption in opposition to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

“We are of the view that the nature of allegations, the persons involved and the seriousness of the allegations do require an independent agency to inquire into the matter,” a Bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul mentioned, with out entering into niceties of the excessive courtroom’s order.

Terming it “a matter of public confidence”, it mentioned, “We are not inclined to interfere with the impugned order(s).” On behalf of Deshmukh and Maharashtra Government, senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi contended {that a} CBI probe couldn’t be ordered on the idea of unsubstantiated allegations.

Singhvi argued that the state authorities wasn’t heard earlier than the excessive courtroom ordered the CBI probe and that Deshmukh had resigned earlier than the probe commenced.

However, the Bench rejected Singhvi’s competition that merely as a result of Deshmukh resigned after the HC order, it will be an element to not direct an enquiry by an unbiased company. The high courtroom additionally took observe of the truth that what had been directed was solely a preliminary enquiry, albeit by an unbiased company.

The Bench famous that the then Home Minister Deshmukh and the then Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh had been working collectively intently until they fell aside. “The parties were hunky dory… Let the CBI do its job,” it mentioned rejecting the petitions. There had been three PILs within the HC searching for a CBI probe in opposition to Deshmukh who allegedly requested law enforcement officials, together with suspended cop Sachin Waze, to extort Rs 100 crore from bars and eating places. Deshmukh denied the allegations. — TNS

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