The Maharashtra authorities Tuesday moved the Supreme Court docket difficult the Bombay Excessive Court docket order directing the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry inside 15 days into the allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh towards ex-Residence Minister Anil Deshmukh.
“Now we have filed an attraction on behalf of state authorities towards the Bombay Excessive Court docket of yesterday,” mentioned Maharashtra standing counsel Sachin Patil. After the excessive court docket order on Monday, Deshmukh, a veteran politician from Vidarbha, resigned from the state authorities.
The excessive court docket had mentioned that this was an “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” case that warranted an unbiased inquiry.
Singh, in his plea filed on March 25, sought the CBI probe towards Deshmukh who, he claimed, had requested cops, together with suspended cop Sachin Waze, to extort Rs 100 crore from bars and eating places. Deshmukh has denied any wrongdoing.