NAGPUR: BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday mentioned that with the Supreme Court rejecting former Maharashtra residence minister Anil Deshmukh’s plea in opposition to the Bombay excessive court docket order, the CBI will now examine and expose the “extortion racket”.
In a setback to the Uddhav Thackeray-led-Maharashtra authorities and former minister Deshmukh, the Supreme Court Thursday dismissed their pleas difficult the Bombay excessive court docket order directing a CBI probe into allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled in opposition to him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Speaking to reporters in Nagpur, Fadnavis mentioned, “The Bombay excessive court docket had very clearly mentioned that the allegations are such that the minister is below suspicion and this being a excessive profile case needs to be investigated by the CBI.”
“There was no level of him (Deshmukh) going to the SC, however he approached it nonetheless and the choice by the highest court docket has given a befitting reply to the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) leaders, who had been commenting on this situation,” he mentioned.
“After the choice, the CBI will examine this case and expose this extortion racket,” he added.
Singh, in his plea filed on March 25, had sought a CBI probe in opposition to Deshmukh who, he claimed, had requested cops, together with suspended cop Sachin Waze, to extort Rs 100 crore from bars and eating places. Deshmukh has denied any wrongdoing.