SC refuses to entertain Param Bir Singh’s plea seeking CBI probe against Anil Deshmukh – India News , Firstpost


The Bench said there is no doubt that the matter is ‘quite serious’, but asked the former Mumbai Police commissioner to first approach the Bombay High Court

File image of former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. PTI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh to withdraw his plea seeking direction for a “impartial and fair” CBI probe into alleged corrupt malpractices of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

A bench of Justices Sanjya Kishan Kaul and RS Reddy granted liberty to Singh to approach the Bombay High Court with his grievances.

The top court said there is no doubt that the matter is “quite serious” but the petitioner should first approach the Bombay High Court.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Singh, said they would file a petition in the High Court today itself.

Singh, a 1988 batch IPS officer, has also sought quashing of the order transferring him from the post of Mumbai CP alleging it to be “arbitrary” and “illegal”.

Singh had alleged that Deshmukh had set a Rs 100 crore collection target for the police every month.

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