Mumbai / New Delhi:
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday registered a preliminary inquiry to investigate corruption charges against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. This move of the investigating agency has come when on the day of Tuesday, Anil Deshmukh and the Maharashtra government have filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the CBI investigation. Deshmukh has appealed to dismiss the Bombay High Court order of the CBI investigation against him, but this preliminary inquiry of the investigating agency can now block Deshmukh’s plea.
Officials said that a team from the Central Investigation Agency reached Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon and collected all the relevant documents and started a preliminary inquiry in compliance with the order of the Bombay High Court.
CBI spokesman RC Joshi said, “The CBI has registered a preliminary inquiry in the light of the Bombay High Court order dated April 5, 2021.” Officials said that the High Court on Monday gave 15 days time to the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the allegations.
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Let me tell you that on Monday, Anil Deshmukh resigned from his post ‘on moral grounds’ after the inquiry order came from the court. The Bombay High Court had directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry within 15 days on allegations of corruption leveled by Parambir Singh on Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
Parambir Singh had filed a petition in the Bombay High Court, in which he made a serious charge against Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and demanded a CBI inquiry. According to Parambir’s allegations, Deshmukh had instructed several police officers to recover Rs 100 crore every month.
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