Supreme Court docket to listen to Param Bir Singh’s plea searching for CBI probe in opposition to Anil Deshmukh on March 24 | India Information
New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket will hear the plea of former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh in reference to the row surrounding Maharashtra Dwelling Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday (March 24).
Singh approached the highest court docket searching for a CBI investigation within the matter. He has additionally challenged his switch ordered by the state authorities.
Below flak for the dealing with of the latest bomb scare, the Maharashtra authorities on March 17 transferred Singh from the submit and appointed senior IPS officer Hemant Nagrale, who was holding further cost of Maharashtra DGP, as the brand new commissioner of Mumbai Police.
Following the switch order, Singh wrote a letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray levelling critical costs on the state dwelling minister. He alleged that Deshmukh ran an extortion racket of which suspended API Sachin Waze was a component. Waze was allegedly requested by Deshmukh to make collections to the tune of Rs 100 crores each month.
BJP Chief of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis has mounted a pointy assault on the ruling Thackeray-led authorities, demanding the resignation of Deshmukh.
He additionally hit out at NCP chief Sharad Pawar for defending Deshmukh.
“That is an try to guard Deshmukh. Pawar Saheb is just not being briefed correctly and therefore not talking the reality. They’re getting uncovered within the course of,” Fadnavis mentioned on Tuesday.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also held a press conference on Tuesday to query the Maharashtra authorities.
“The Maharashtra authorities is ‘of extortion (vasooli), by extortion and for extortion’,” mentioned Prasad.
He added that the state authorities has misplaced ethical authority to manipulate.