The Bombay High Court will give its verdict on July 22 on pleas filed by former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in search of to quash the FIR towards him, and the Maharashtra authorities in search of to delete two paragraphs within the FIR.
A division bench of justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar will pronounce the judgment. Mr. Deshmukh’s petition seeks to quash the CBI’s FIR towards him that alleges corruption in a letter written by former police commissioner Param Bir Singh to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
After a letter was filed mentioning situations of Mr. Deshmukh directing dismissed assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze to accumulate ₹100 crore from bars and eating places each month. A public curiosity litigation petition was filed earlier than the High Court wherein one other bench of the courtroom directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry towards Mr. Deshmukh that subsequently led to the registration of the FIR.
The different petition earlier than the identical bench was filed via the Additional Chief Secretary of the Home Department in search of to delete two unnumbered paragraphs within the FIR that mentions the reinstatement of Mr. Vaze, an accused within the custodial loss of life of a 22-year-old Khwaja Yunus in 2008, and the switch of another cops.
(*22*) counsel Rafique Dada, showing for State of Maharashtra had argued, “We [the State] was not against the FIR filed by the CBI, but has exception against two unnumbered paragraphs which refer to Mr. Vaze being reinstated and that of the alleged interference in the transfers and postings of policemen.”
Mr. Deshmukh is booked below sections 120 B (prison conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and part 7 (public servant taking gratification aside from authorized remuneration in respect of an official act) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.