Retired Bombay HC judge to probe corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh

Retired Bombay HC judge to probe corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh

The one-member panel, comprising retired Bombay HC judge Kailas Chandiwal, has been given six months to probe state home minister Deshmukh against allegations levelled by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh.

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday appointed a one-member judicial commission to probe allegations of corruption against home minister Anil Deshmukh levelled by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh, who was removed amid investigations into the explosives-laden car found near billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s house in February. The retired judge of Bombay High Court, Kailas Chandiwal, has been given six months to submit his report to the state government.

Chandiwal has been directed to probe whether Singh’s letter to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on March 20, has any proof to establish whether Deshmukh or any official from his office committed any offence or misconduct.

The panel will also investigate whether the allegations levelled by the former city police chief, who was shunted to a low-key post on March 17, have any truth and if there is a need for an investigation into it by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) or any other investigating agency. It has also been asked to make any other recommendations that it deems fit to do.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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