The Supreme Court will hear the petitions of the Government of Maharashtra and former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday. Anil Deshmukh has challenged the Bombay High Court’s order of CBI inquiry in the Supreme Court. Explain that the Bombay High Court has ordered a CBI inquiry in the case of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh on the charge of recovering Rs 100 crore on Anil Deshmukh.
According to the case / case list put on the Supreme Court website, both the petitions will come up for hearing on Thursday before a bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Hemant Gupta. Earlier on April 5, the High Court had ordered a CBI inquiry into the allegations, following which Deshmukh resigned from the post of Home Minister of Maharashtra.
At the same time, the CBI on Tuesday registered a primary inquiry against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to investigate allegations of corruption. Officials gave this information. A team of the Central Investigation Agency reached Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon and collected all the relevant documents and started a preliminary inquiry in compliance with the Bombay High Court order.
Following Monday’s High Court order, the veteran leader of Vidarbha, Deshmukh, resigned from the state government. The High Court said that it was an ‘extraordinary’ and ‘unprecedented’ case that required independent investigation. The High Court, in its 52-page order, said that Singh’s allegations against Deshmukh have staked citizens’ trust in the state police.
Such allegations leveled by the serving police officer on the state Home Minister cannot be dropped and they need to be investigated whether it becomes a cognizable offense at first sight. It said that an independent agency’s investigation into the matter was necessary to “protect the fundamental rights of citizens and instill confidence in the people”.