How Much Truth In Parambir Singh’s Allegations Against Anil Deshmukh? A Retired HC Judge To Probe

Friyana Munshi
Mumbai, March 28, 2021: Chief Minister Uddhav has taken a big decision against the Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in the Antilia-Sachin Vaze case to find out the truth of the sensational allegations of the former Mumbai Police commissioner.

Parambir Singh’s allegations against Deshmukh will now be probed by a retired High Court judge. Home Minister Anil Deshmukh himself has informed that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has decided that the retired High Court judge will investigate the allegations levied against him by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh. Ever since Parambir Singh has charged Deshmukh with a target of collection of 100 crores from restaurants and pubs, there has been a stir in the politics of Maharashtra.

In fact, in the past, Anil Deshmukh himself wrote a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray seeking an inquiry into the allegations levied against him. On March 25, Anil Deshmukh wrote this letter while investigating the allegations made in a sensational letter written on behalf of Parambir Singh. Anil Deshmukh tweeted in Marathi, wrote, ‘I have demanded the Chief Minister to investigate the allegations levied against me by Parambir Singh so that the truth can come out’. He said that “if the Chief Minister orders an inquiry, I will welcome it. Satyameva Jayate.”

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh wrote a letter to Uddhav Thackeray, accusing Anil Deshmukh of extortion, saying that he had given a target of collection of Rs 100 crore a month to suspended police officer Sachin Vaze. The controversy has erupted since his allegations and the opposition is the aggressor. BJP is constantly demanding Anil Deshmukh’s resignation. Not only this, on Wednesday, a delegation led by former CM Devendra Fadnavis also met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and demanded to send the report of the state of the situation to the President.

Attacking the coalition government of Shiv Sena, Congress, and NCP, Devendra Fadnavis said that this government does not have the right to continue to be in power. BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar, after meeting Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, said, ‘We have requested the Governor to call the Chief Minister for a report on the Corona virus crisis and other issues. We have also appealed to them to intervene in corruption cases and urged the President to make them aware of the entire situation.’ Earlier on Tuesday, Devendra Fadnavis went to Delhi and met the Home Secretary and provided information regarding the racket related to the transfer and posting of IPS officers in the state.

Parambir Singh has demanded a CBI inquiry

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court. Parambir Singh has challenged his transfer and demanded a CBI inquiry against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Earlier, the Supreme Court had dismissed Parambir Singh’s petition and advised him to go to the High Court. Parambir Singh, who was removed from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner after the arrest of Mumbai Police API Sachin Vaze in the Antilia case, alleged that Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had given Vaze a target of Rs 100 crore per month to be collected as extortion money. The Maharashtra government had suspended Sachin Vaze and Parambir Singh was transferred from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner to the DG Homeguards.