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

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National Congress Party (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 after the Bombay High legal purchased a CBI probe into corruption charges leveled against him by former

Mumbai authorities commissioner Param Bir Singh. 

Singh, in the plea filed on March 25, wanted a CBI probe against Deshmukh which, he stated, had expected 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 said this was an “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” situation that warranted an unbiased inquiry. In its 52-page judgement, the bench said Singh’s allegations against Deshmukh had put on the line the citizen’s belief when you look at the condition police.

The courtroom said “these types of allegations, produced by a providing police, from the condition house minister could not be remaining unattended, and had been required to be probed into, if prima-facie, they made a case of a cognisable offence”.

The courtroom said a probe by a completely independent agency had been essential in the present case, to “instill community confidence and protect the Fundamental Rights regarding the people”. 

A six-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Patil happens to be serving as minister of excise and labor department into the Uddhav Thackeray cupboard. But his profile has been assigned to Rural developing Minister Hassan Mushrif while Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will appear following the Excise division.

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

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