The Maharashtra government has challenged the Mumbai High Court’s order to conduct a CBI inquiry in the case of allegations against Anil Deshmukh in the Supreme Court. In its judgment on 5 April, the Bombay High Court gave a CBI inquiry on the allegations of the petition of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Paramvir Singh. The Maharashtra government has now filed a petition challenging the Bombay High Court’s order in the Supreme Court on 6 April.
Hearing the plea of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh on 5 April, the High Court said that ‘the investigation should be completed in 15 days’.
What did the High Court say?
The Bombay High Court passed the order while hearing Parampir Singh’s criminal PIL. Singh had demanded a CBI inquiry in his petition. Apart from this, two more PILs were filed in the court. An independent inquiry was demanded in them.
Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice Girish Kulkarni said, “If an investigation is given to the police, then there can be no independent inquiry as Deshmukh is the Home Minister. The CBI director is allowed a preliminary inquiry. It has to be finished in 15 days . “
However, the court said that the CBI is not required to file an FIR immediately, as the Maharashtra government has already set up a ‘high level committee’ to investigate the matter.
Chief Justice Dutta said, “The government proposal brought by the state government for a high-level committee assures us that there is no need for any interference in it.”