Mumbai: Maharashtra Dwelling Minister Anil Deshmukh right this moment stated the corruption allegations towards him by former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh will likely be investigated by a retired decide. On Thursday, Mr Deshmukh had written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, looking for an inquiry into the allegations towards him which has triggered a political storm.
The state’s ruling alliance has landed in controversy after Param Bir Singh — changed as Mumbai Police Commissioner over “unforgivable” lapses within the Mukesh Ambani safety scare probe — accused Mr Deshmukh of corruption and interference in police work. The BJP had sought his elimination.
Mr Deshmukh, a minister from Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Social gathering — has denied the costs and stated he’ll sue Mr Singh for defamation. Ruling out the likelihood off his resignation, Mr Pawar had stated Mr Deshmukh was ailing and in hospital on the time he was allegedly discussing a Rs 100 crore extortion racket with law enforcement officials.
Mr Pawar had additionally stated the allegations have been meant to divert focus from the investigation into the case involving the detection of an explosives-filled car discovered close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home.
However on Tuesday, a day after Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched attacked him over allegations of extorting cash for police transfers to positions of energy, Mr Deshmukh met the Chief Minister.
The following day, in a Marathi tweet, he stated: “I’ve requested the Chief Minister to inquire into the allegations made towards me by (former Police Commissioner of Mumbai) Param Bir Singh to convey out the reality.”
Immediately, he instructed reporters that the Chief Minister will order a judicial inquiry. “Maharashtra Chief Minister has determined that the allegations levelled towards me by former Mumbai Police Commissioner will likely be probed by a retired excessive courtroom decide,” he was quoted as saying by information company ANI right this moment.
In a letter to Uddhav Thackeray, Param Bir Singh has accused Mr Deshmukh of “malpractices”. The minister, he wrote, had appointed a number of of his officers – together with Sachin Vaze who has been arrested within the Mukesh Ambani case – to run an extortion racket, giving them a goal of Rs 100 crore a month.
Following this, a delegation of BJP leaders led by former Maharastra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met the Governor on Wednesday, asking him to hunt a report from Mr Thackeray on the difficulty.