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

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National Congress celebration (NCP) leader Dilip Walse Patil on Monday changed Anil Deshmukh while the new house minister of Maharashtra. Deshmukh resigned on Monday from his post, hours following the Bombay tall Court purchased a CBI probe into corruption charges leveled against him by previous

Mumbai authorities commissioner Param Bir Singh. 

Singh, in the plea recorded on March 25, looked for a CBI probe against Deshmukh which, he advertised, had expected police, including suspended cop Sachin Waze, to extort Rs 100 crore from pubs and restaurants. Deshmukh has actually rejected any wrongdoing.

a bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni on Monday stated this is an “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” case that warranted a completely independent query. With its 52-page judgement, the bench stated Singh’s allegations against Deshmukh had put at risk the resident’s belief in condition police.

The judge said “such allegations, produced by a serving officer, against the state home minister couldn’t be remaining unattended, and had been required to be probed into, if prima facie, they made an instance of a cognisable offense”.

The court stated a probe by a completely independent agency had been necessary in the present situation, to “instill public self-confidence and safeguard the basic Rights for the people”. 

A six-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Patil is currently serving as minister of excise and labor division inside Uddhav Thackeray cupboard. However, their profile has already been assigned to remote Development Minister Hassan Mushrif while Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will appear after the Excise department.

Formerly, Patil headed the Ministry of Finance and thinking, Energy Ministry, Higher and Technical knowledge Ministry, and healthcare Education Ministry, all as a Cabinet Minister from 1999 to 2009. He is regarded as an in depth associate of celebration president Sharad Pawar. Patil had started his political job as a PA to Pawar.

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