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Bombay High Court to Hear PIL of Param Bir Singh vs. Anil Deshmukh on March 31 | India News


MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court (HC) said on Tuesday that it would hear on Wednesday the PIL presented by former Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh in pursuit of a CBI investigation against Maharashtra Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh , who according to him asked Police Officer Sachin Waze to collect Rs. 100 crore of bars and restaurants.
Singh filed the Public Interest Criminal Litigation (PIL) at the HC on March 25.
He claimed Deshmukh had asked police officers, including suspended Police Deputy Inspector Sachin Waze, who has been arrested by the NIA in the case of a bomb scare near the Mukesh Ambani industrialist residence in Mumbai, to raise 100 million rupees a month in bars and restaurants.
The PIL also raised the issue of alleged corruption in transfers and police posts in the state.
On Tuesday, lead attorney Vikram Nankani, who appeared on Singh’s behalf, brought up the petition before a divisional court of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni and requested an urgent hearing.
Chief Justice Datta asked Nankani about the sentences sought in the petition and whether the PIL can be maintained.
Nankani said the main sentence sought in the petition is for the IWC to investigate serious allegations made by a senior IPS official against a minister of state.
“We will satisfy the court with arguments about maintaining the petition,” Nankani said.
The HC then released the PIL for its hearing on Wednesday.
Singh had initially approached the Supreme Court, claiming that he was transferred from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner on March 17 and sent to the Department of Interior Guards after he complained to Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and others. senior leaders on “corrupt bad practices.” by Deshmukh.
The high court had called the matter quite serious, but asked Singh to approach the high court.
Singh then presented the PIL at the HC, reiterating his accusations against Deshmukh and seeking an “immediate, impartial and impartial” investigation by the CBI against Deshmukh, who is a leader of the PNC.
In his PIL, Singh also accused Deshmukh of habitually interfering in police investigations and pressuring him to implicate BJP leaders in the suicide case of Deputy Mohan Delkar of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Singh also requested an address from the HC to the CBI to obtain CCTV footage of Deshmukh’s residence from earlier this year before it was “destroyed”, and an address from the state government to produce all communication records received from the IPS officer. Rashmi Shukla in March 2020.
In February last year, Shukla filed complaints of malpractice at police posts and transfers against Deshmukh and also informed her superiors about it, but was transferred shortly thereafter, the PIL alleged.
The court must issue instructions to ensure that future police officers are not transferred for “pecuniary benefits to any politician,” he said.
Deshmukh has denied the allegations against him.

Times of India