Anil Deshmukh resigns as Maharashtra Residence Minister hours after CBI probe purchase, Dilip Walse Patil replaces him
National Congress celebration (NCP) leader Dilip Walse Patil on Monday changed Anil Deshmukh as the new house minister of Maharashtra. Deshmukh resigned on Monday from their post, hours following the Bombay High legal purchased a CBI probe into corruption costs leveled against him by previous
Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Singh, in the plea filed on March 25, desired a CBI probe against Deshmukh who, he advertised, had expected cops, including suspended cop Sachin Waze, to extort Rs 100 crore from pubs and restaurants. Deshmukh has denied any wrongdoing.
a workbench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni on Monday said this is an “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” instance that warranted an unbiased query. In its 52-page judgement, the bench said Singh’s allegations against Deshmukh had put at stake the citizen’s trust in the state police.
The court stated “these types of allegations, made by a serving police officer, up against the state house minister could not be remaining unattended, and were needed to be probed into, if prima-facie, they made a case of a cognisable offense”.
The judge said a probe by an unbiased company was necessary in the present case, to “instill general public confidence and safeguard the basic Rights regarding the citizens”.
A six-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Patil is currently serving as minister of excise and labor division when you look at the Uddhav Thackeray closet. But his portfolio has already been assigned to Rural developing Minister Hassan Mushrif while Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will appear following the Excise division.
Previously, Patil headed the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Energy Ministry, Higher and Technical Education Ministry, and health Education Ministry, all as a Cabinet Minister from 1999 to 2009. He’s known to be an in depth associate of party president Sharad Pawar. Patil had begun his governmental profession as a PA to Pawar.
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Published at Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:45:37 +0000