Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Monday moved the Supreme Court looking for a good probe into the corruption allegations leveled by him against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
Singh, in his petition, has sought ‘unbiased, uninfluenced, neutral and honest investigation within the alleged corrupt malpractices of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’. He additionally sought quashing of order transferring him claiming it to be “arbitrary” and “illegal”.
“The switch of the petitioner within the aforesaid circumstances although claimed to be for administrative exigencies, is for causes smeared with malice, when there isn’t a iota of fabric or proof – removed from proof – discovered and even imputed against the petitioner, and is solely primarily based on
conjectures, surmises and pure hypothesis regardless of no element of any type against the petitioner having been observed by anyone. Such mala fide switch
is in violation of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, in tooth of the legislation laid down by this Hon’ble Court in T.S.R. Subramanian v.
Union of India, reported in (2013) 15 SCC 732, and in clear non-compliance with the provisions of Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954 as amended in 2014,” the petition states.
Sharad Pawar defends Anil Deshmukh
Param Bir Singh’s petition got here virtually concurrently with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar’s press convention in New Delhi throughout which the veteran chief got here out in help of Anil Deshmukh. Pawar mentioned there was no query of eradicating Anil Deshmukh from the Home Minister’s chair.
Pawar mentioned that Anil Deshmukh was in hospital recuperating from Covid on the time he had allegedly met disgraced assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze to debate the ‘extortion racket.’
“Anil Deshmukh was in hospital during that period. So the question does not arise about the resignation,” Pawar mentioned in response to a query.
Former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh set off a serious row on Saturday when he alleged that Deshmukh had requested suspended Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze to gather Rs 100 crore from Mumbai’s eating places, bars and hookah bars.
Vaze was arrested by the NIA, which is probing the restoration of an explosives-laden car from outdoors the south Mumbai residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani final month and in addition the alleged homicide of businessman Mansukh Hiran, the purported proprietor of that SUV.