Singh’s petition within the prime court docket comes simply days after he wrote an eight-page letter to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and levelled a barrage of corruption prices towards Deshmukh.
In his plea, the IPS officer has sought route for an instantaneous “unbiased, uninfluenced, neutral and truthful” CBI probe into the “corrupt malpractices” of Deshmukh. He additionally needs quashing of the order transferring him from the submit of Mumbai CP, calling it “arbitrary” and “unlawful”.
‘Interfered in investigations’
In his petition, Singh invoked writ jurisdiction to hunt “unbiased, uninfluenced, neutral and truthful” investigation into the alleged corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh earlier than the evidences are destroyed.
“Deshmukh had been holding conferences in February, 2021 at his residence with cops together with Sachin Vaze of Crime Intelligence Unit, Mumbai and Sanjay Patil, ACP Social Service Department, Mumbai, bypassing their seniors and had instructed them that he had a goal to build up Rs 100 crore each month and had directed to gather cash from varied institutions and different sources,” he stated.
Singh stated that it’s reliably learnt that on or about August 24-25, 2020, one Rashmi Shukla, Commissioner Intelligence, State Intelligence Division, had dropped at the discover of the Director Common of Police, who in flip introduced it to the data of the state’s further chief secretary dwelling division, about corrupt malpractices in postings/transfers by Deshmukh based mostly on telephonic interception.
“She was shunted out quite than taking any agency motion towards stated Anil Deshmukh,” he claimed.
He stated that Deshmukh had been interfering in varied investigations and was instructing the cops to conduct the identical in a specific method as desired by him.
‘Wished to implicate BJP leaders’
Citing one such incident, Singh alleged that Deshmukh wished to implicate BJP leaders within the suicide case of Dadra and Nagar Haveli MP Mohan Delkar, reported IANS.
MP Mohan Delkar was discovered lifeless in his Mumbai resort room on February 22 and left behind a 15-page suicide word.
Singh stated that after preliminary inquiries and report, he initiated investigation into the matter and sought recommendation from the police division’s authorized cell.
“The petitioner was again and again pressurised by the Minister for Dwelling, Authorities of Maharashtra to probe the function of sure leaders of BJP and by some means implicate them. It’s submitted that there was great strain to provide your complete episode a political angle. The petitioner nevertheless didn’t succumb to the strain,” Singh claimed within the petition.
Singh stated that his switch from the submit of Mumbai CP was “unlawful” and “arbitrary” with out the completion of the minimal fastened tenure of two years.
“The stated switch was maliciously effected purportedly below Part 22 N(2) of the Maharashtra Police Act, 1951 with the rationale that the switch was necessitated by administrative exigencies”, he stated in his plea.
The senior police officer additional stated that it’s a settled regulation that the orders have to face on the explanations contained in the identical and no causes might be supplemented later.
Referring to the February 25, incident of Antilia, residence of businessman Mukesh Ambani, the place a automotive with explosives was discovered resulting in a bomb scare, Singh stated that he believes that the rationale for the switch famous by the state authorities in its file is to make sure a free and truthful investigation within the case.
He stated that the stated case is being now investigated by the NIA, and Sachin Vaze, officer of Crime Intelligence Unit, Mumbai has been arrested for custodial interrogation by NIA.
“All mandatory help had been rendered by petitioner’s workplace and his officers for the conduct of a free and truthful investigation by the ATS and the NIA into the Antilia incident. It isn’t even case of NIA that the petitioner had in any method obstructed in free and truthful investigation by NIA”, he stated.
Singh stated that such switch within the stated circumstances is for causes “smeared with malice”, when there isn’t a iota of fabric or proof – removed from proof – discovered and even imputed towards the him and is solely based mostly on conjectures, surmises and pure hypothesis.
(With inputs from PTI, IANS)