Anil Deshmukh row: CBI team reaches Mumbai to initiate preliminary enquiry against him

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New Delhi: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned connected "moral grounds" soon aft the Bombay High Court directed a CBI probe into the allegations of corruption levelled against him by erstwhile Mumbai constabulary commissioner Param Bir Singh.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which would behaviour a preliminary enquiry into allegations of corruption levelled against Anil Deshmukh, volition sojourn Mumbai connected Tuesday.

A CBI root related to the improvement told IANS connected Monday that "a half-dozen subordinate squad of CBI volition sojourn Mumbai to initiate the probe". The root further added that the squad of CBI officers volition grounds the connection of respective officers of Mumbai Police including Singh, who made superior allegations against Deshmukh.

Param Bir Singh had sought a thorough probe by the CBI into his allegations that Deshmukh had asked arrested Mumbai constabulary serviceman Sachin Vaze "to collect" Rs 100 crore per month. Singh besides challenged his ain (Singh) transportation to Commandant General, Home Guards.

Normally, the CBI waits for a ceremonial bid and a ineligible sentiment earlier initiating immoderate enactment successful specified cases but fixed the abbreviated play of 15 days granted by the precocious tribunal to behaviour a preliminary enquiry into the allegations, the CBI has taken swift action, officials told PTI.

The squad volition archetypal conscionable lawyers to cod the order, ailment on with annexure and different related documents to commencement the probe.

Earlier connected Monday, a seat of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni said this was an "extraordinary" and "unprecedented" lawsuit that warranted an autarkic inquiry.

In its 52-page judgement, the HC seat said Singh's allegations against Deshmukh had enactment astatine involvement the citizen's religion successful the authorities police, adding that specified allegations, made by a serving constabulary officer, against the authorities location curate could not beryllium near unattended.

(With Agency Inputs)

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