The single- member, Justice K U Chandiwal Commission was formed in March this year to probe the allegations of corruption against NCP leader Anil Deshmukh.
In September, the CBI issued summons to chief secretary Kunte and DGP Pandey for questioning in connection with the probe.
"This whole episode converges around the role of Deshmukh. Deshmukh has come to court seeking relief and failed. So now, the state has come on his behalf. This is a surrogate petition and the real actor is Anil Deshmukh," Lekhi said.
A bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and comprising Justice M.M. Sundresh said: "We do find the picture very disturbing. An earlier commissioner seems to show lack of faith in the police! We wonder what would happen to the common man and what kind of faith they would have in the police. The matter has become curiouser in the battle between the then home minister and the then police commissioner."
A special court had remanded Anil Deshmukh to 14 day judicial custody which has now been set aside by Bombay High Court. He will remain in Enforcement Directorate's custody in the money laundering case he was arrested for.
The money laundering case against Anil Deshmukh was made out after the CBI booked him in a corruption case related to allegations of at least Rs 100 crore bribery made by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Anil Deshmukh was arrested by Enforcement Directorate in an alleged money laundering case related to extortion racket in the state’s police establishment.
Anil Deshmukh Arrest: Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested the former Home Minister of Maharashtra around Tuesday midnight in a money laundering case. He was grilled for over 12 hours yesterday.
Earlier, former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had skipped consecutive five summons from Enforcement Directorate in an alleged money laundering case.
The reason or case pertaining to which the searches are being conducted remain unknown as the agency has not yet divulged the information.
The former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had filed a plea before Bombay High Court against repeated ED summons in alleged money laundering case.
A special PMLA court, while taking cognisance of a charge sheet filed in the alleged money laundering case, said the former Maharashtra HM Anil Deshmukh received the money.
The Enforcement Directorate has issued repeated summons to the former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in alleged money laundering case.
The raids are being carried out in his properties in Mumbai, Nagpur as well as in Jaipur.
NCP along with Shiv Sena and Congress have formed the government in Maharashtra led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
The ED had initiated a probe against Deshmukh and his associates after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) lodged an FIR against the NCP leader on April 21 this year on charges of corruption and misuse of official position.
The advocate will be produced before a competent court along with arrested CBI sub-inspector Abhishek Tiwari, who was taken into custody on Wednesday night for allegedly receiving bribe from Anand Daga
The court has directed the government to provide details sought by CBI in connection with Deshmukh’s case.
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