Anil Deshmukh resigns as Maharashtra Home Minister hours after CBI probe order, Dilip Walse Patil replaces him

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Nationwide Congress celebration (NCP) frontrunner Dilip Walse Patil on Monday changed Anil Deshmukh as new house minister of Maharashtra. Deshmukh resigned on Monday from his post, hours after the Bombay tall Court ordered a CBI probe into corruption fees leveled against him by former

Mumbai authorities commissioner Param Bir Singh. 

Singh, in his plea recorded on March 25, wanted a CBI probe against Deshmukh which, he stated, had asked police, including suspended cop Sachin Waze, to extort Rs 100 crore from bars and restaurants. Deshmukh has rejected any wrongdoing.

a bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni on Monday stated this is an “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” situation that warranted an independent query. With its 52-page judgement, the workbench stated Singh’s allegations against Deshmukh had placed on the line the resident’s belief into the condition authorities.

The courtroom stated “such allegations, created by an offering police officer, contrary to the condition house minister couldn’t be left unattended, and were expected to be probed into, if prima-facie, they made an incident of a cognisable offense”.

The judge stated a probe by an independent company had been needed in the present situation, to “instill community self-confidence and safeguard the essential Rights regarding the people”. 

A six-time person in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Patil happens to be serving as minister of excise and work department when you look at the Uddhav Thackeray closet. However, his portfolio has been assigned to Rural developing Minister Hassan Mushrif while Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar can look after the Excise division.

Formerly, Patil headed the Ministry of Finance and thinking, Energy Ministry, Higher and Specialized Education Ministry, and Medical Education Ministry, all as a Cabinet Minister from 1999 to 2009. He could be considered an in depth connect of celebration president Sharad Pawar. Patil had started his governmental job as a PA to Pawar.

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Published at Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:45:37 +0000