Maharashtra government, ex Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to move Supreme Court challenging Bombay High Court order allowing CBI probe

The Maharashtra government and former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh are set to file separate appeals challenging the Bombay High Court order permitting the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the allegations created by former city commissioner Param Bir Singh.

A Special Leave Petitions (SLPs) are going to be filed shortly, with Senior Advocate Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi expected to steer for Maharashtra government .

On Monday morning, the Bombay High Court allowed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the allegations of malpractices by Deshmukh.

However, since the State has already initiated an enquiry by a high-level committee into the matter, the Court added that the CBI needn’t register associate FIR within the case.

Additionally, the bench said that the preliminary probe ought to be completed in fifteen days which the CBI will pick the long run course of action when this preliminary inquiry is completed.

The Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni had reserved its order within the plea after hearing the parties at length. Dictating its finding of fact within the matter this morning, the Court said, “We don’t wish to urge concerned within the alternative aspects of maintainability…The GR gone by the govt for top level committee leads North American nation to believe that there’s no interference needed…” Soon when the decision, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned from the post.

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