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Maharashtra govt moves SC against HC order for CBI probe against Deshmukh

The Maharashtra government moved the SC challenging the Bombay HC order directing the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the allegations of corruption against ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

Maharashtra government | Supreme Court | Bombay High Court

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Anil Deshmukh
Anil Deshmukh

The Tuesday moved the challenging the order directing the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into the allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh against ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

We have filed an appeal on behalf of state government against the of yesterday, said Maharashtra standing counsel Sachin Patil.

After the high court order on Monday, Deshmukh, a veteran politician from Vidarbha, resigned from the state government.

The high court had said that this was an "extraordinary" and "unprecedented" case which warranted an independent inquiry.

Singh, in his plea filed on March 25, sought the CBI probe against Deshmukh who, he claimed, had asked police officers, including suspended cop Sachin Waze, to extort Rs 100 crore from bars and restaurants.

Deshmukh has denied any wrongdoing.

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First Published: Tue, April 06 2021. 16:27 IST