The single- member, Justice Chandiwal (retired) Commission was formed in March this year to probe the allegations of corruption levelled against NCP leader Anil Deshmukh by Param Bir Singh.
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.
Thane police registered the extortion case against Singh and 28 others, including six police officers, on the basis of a complaint lodged by builder Ketan Tanna in July this year.
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.
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.
Sanjay Punamiya and his associate Sunil Jain were arrested in August in the aftermath of the extortion allegations levelled against the then Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
The raids are being carried out in his properties in Mumbai, Nagpur as well as in Jaipur.
The notice was issued in the extortion case registered at the Thane Nagar Police Station against Singh, a former Mumbai Police Commissioner, and 27 others on July 30 on a complaint of businessman Ketan Tanna.
Param Bir Singh was shunted out to Home Guard after (now dismissed) police officer Sachin Waze was arrested in the case of the car found near the Ambani residence.
Two of the builder's partners, Sunil Jain and Sanjay Punamia, have been arrested in the case.
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh has been accused of asking Mumbai cops to extort over Rs 100 crore a month from bars and restaurants located in the city.
Appearing for the state government, senior counsel Darius Khambata said that the allegations of corruption levelled against Param Bir Singh were of serious nature.
The Enforcement Directorate may now summon Anil Deshmukh, 71, for questioning apart from others who have a role in the case, sources said.
Police officer Bhimrao Ghadge has sent letters to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey, state Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, and state Director General of Police (DGP) demanding police protection.
Police inspector Bhimrao Ghadge in his complaint had made a series of allegations of corruption against Param Bir Singh and other officers
The CBI on Monday issued a notice calling Deshmukh to join the agency's probe into the allegations levelled against him by Param Bir Singh
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