Bombay HC dismisses Govt's plea against CBI probe into transfers by former HM Anil Deshmukh


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The petition sought quashing of two paragraphs in the FIR which pertained to transfer and posting of police officers and regarding the reinstatement of Additional Police Inspector Sachin Waze.


Bombay High Court dismisses Maharashtra govt plea against CBI probe into transfers, postings of police officers by former HM Anil Deshmukh.

The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to interfere with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and dismissed the plea filed by Maharashtra government in this regard.

A Bench of Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar effectively gave a green signal to the CBI to probe into the transfers and postings of police officers made by Deshmukh. "The investigation (by CBI) can in our view legitimately enquire into the transfer and posting and reinstatement of Waze to the extent that it is in connection with former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh," the Court ordered.

The petition sought quashing of two paragraphs in the FIR which pertained to transfer and posting of police officers and regarding the reinstatement of Additional Police Inspector Sachin Waze. Dada submitted that the two paragraphs were a "copy-paste" from the petition filed by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, Dada argued. Singh submitted that Param Bir Singh's letter did not limit itself to the alleged extortion charges, but also mentioned other deeds which included Deshmukh's influence over transfers and postings. After hearing the submissions of the counsel for Maharashtra government and CBI for over two days, the Court reserved the petition for orders on June 23, 2021

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