The Supreme Court is anticipated to listen to former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s plea in search of an “impartial and fair investigation” by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) towards Maharashtra dwelling minister Anil Deshmukh whom he has accused of quite a few acts of alleged corruption and criminality.
A two-judge bench, comprising Justices S Ok Kaul and R S Reddy, is prone to hear the petition as we speak (Wednesday, March 24).
The former Mumbai prime cop, who’s presently within the eye of the storm of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), in his petition earlier than the apex courtroom additionally challenged his switch to the Home Guards stating this was finished in an “arbitrary and illegal” method with out the completion of the minimal fastened tenure of two years in violation of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India.
In a sensational revelation, Singh in an eight-page letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray alleged that Anil Deshmukh has been concerned in a number of ‘malpractices’ and even requested the now-suspended cop Sachin Vaze to gather Rs 100 crore bars and eating places in Mumbai each month.
Besides extorting cash, Singh accused Deshmukh of taking bribes for transfers/postings of police personnel and commonly interfering in investigation of crimes by dictating the course of the probe to policemen.
It is to be famous that Singh was transferred final week from the Mumbai Police Commissioner’s publish within the midst of a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the restoration of an explosives-laden SUV close to Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani’s residence.