National Congress Party (NCP) chief Dilip Walse Patil on Monday changed Anil Deshmukh because the new home minister of Maharashtra. Deshmukh resigned on Monday from his publish, hours after the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI probe into corruption prices leveled towards him by former
Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Singh, in his plea filed on March 25, sought a 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.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni on Monday mentioned this was an “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” case that warranted an unbiased inquiry. In its 52-page judgement, the bench mentioned Singh’s allegations towards Deshmukh had put at stake the citizen’s religion within the state police.
The courtroom mentioned “such allegations, made by a serving police officer, towards the state home minister couldn’t be left unattended, and had been required to be probed into, if prima facie, they made a case of a cognisable offence”.
The courtroom mentioned a probe by an unbiased company was obligatory within the current case, to “instill public confidence and safeguard the Fundamental Rights of the residents”.
A six-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Patil is at the moment serving as minister of excise and labor division within the Uddhav Thackeray cupboard. However, his portfolio has now been assigned to Rural Development Minister Hassan Mushrif whereas Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will take care of the Excise division.
Previously, Patil headed the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Energy Ministry, Higher and Technical Education Ministry, and Medical Education Ministry, all as a Cabinet Minister from 1999 to 2009. He is understood to be an in depth affiliate of social gathering president Sharad Pawar. Patil had began his political profession as a PA to Pawar.
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