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

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Nationwide Congress Party (NCP) frontrunner Dilip Walse Patil on Monday replaced Anil Deshmukh as new house minister of Maharashtra. Deshmukh resigned on Monday from their post, hours following the Bombay High legal ordered a CBI probe into corruption charges leveled against him by previous

Mumbai authorities commissioner Param Bir Singh. 

Singh, inside the plea recorded on March 25, desired a CBI probe against Deshmukh just who, he claimed, had asked cops, including suspended cop Sachin Waze, to extort Rs 100 crore from bars and restaurants. Deshmukh has actually rejected any wrongdoing.

a bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni on Monday stated this was an “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” situation that warranted an independent inquiry. In its 52-page judgement, the bench stated Singh’s allegations against Deshmukh had put at stake the citizen’s trust in state police.

The court said “these types of allegations, made by a serving officer, resistant to the state home minister couldn’t be remaining unattended, and had been needed to be probed into, if prima facie, they made an instance of a cognisable offense”.

The courtroom said a probe by an independent company ended up being needed in today’s case, to “instill community self-confidence and protect the basic Rights regarding the residents”. 

A six-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Patil happens to be offering as minister of excise and work division in the Uddhav Thackeray cupboard. But their profile has already been assigned to remote developing Minister Hassan Mushrif while Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will appear following the Excise division.

Previously, Patil headed the Ministry of Finance and thinking, Energy Ministry, Higher and Technical knowledge Ministry, and Medical knowledge Ministry, all as a Cabinet Minister from 1999 to 2009. He is regarded as a detailed associate of celebration 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