A day after calling corruption allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh 'serious', Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that after full details came to light, calls for the minister's resignation held no water.
Pawar said that Deshmukh was in hospital when the alleged criminal actions took place.
He was responding to former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh's claim that Deshmukh had asked police officer Sachin Vaze - now suspended - to collect Rs 100 crore every month.
Vaze is the alleged orchestrator of the bomb scare near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai residence.
Param Bir Singh has now moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI inquiry.
Amid confusion, Union health ministry on Saturday issued a clarification saying that the Centre will procure both the vaccines at ₹150 only; The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered an FIR against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in an alleged corruption case; If anyone obstructs oxygen supply, we will not spare them, the Delhi High Court said today as it heard a hospital's petition over shortage of oxygen. This and more news at 2 PM.
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CBI has booked former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh over corruption allegations. The probe agency also carried out searches at various locations in Mumbai on Saturday. Corruption charges against Deshmukh were levelled by ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh. CBI had carried out preliminary enquiry on Bombay HC orders to look into the allegations. Officials said CBI got enough prima facie material during enquiry to start a formal probe. CBI has registered an FIR against Deshmukh under the Prevention of Corruption Act. After lodging case, CBI started a search operation at a number of locations in Mumbai. On March 25, Param Bir Singh filed criminal PIL seeking a CBI probe against Deshmukh. Singh claimed Deshmukh had asked cops including suspended Sachin Waze to extort money. Singh had made the revelations after he was transferred as Mumbai Police Commissioner. Deshmukh, who is an NCP leader, resigned from the State cabinet on April 5.
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Amit Shah and Mamata Banerjee play blame-game on the Cooch Behar incident. NIA arrests Riyaz Kazi in Antilia Bomb case. CBI calls PAs of Anil Deshmukh for questioning in corruption case. Centre halts export of Remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Uttar Pradesh government orders closure of all schools amid rising covid infections. Rahul Gandhi slams Centre, says ‘middle class is not satisfied’. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar lashed out at Maharashtra government over extortion allegations against Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze case. "It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'," said Prakash Javadekar.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that there is a political conspiracy behind arrested cop Sachin Vaze naming Anil Parab in his latest letter. ‘There have been efforts from day one to topple the Maharashtra government. The faces of those who are trying to topple the government are coming to light. A new trend has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. People in jail write letters and they are considered as evidence,’ Raut said. Waze had written a letter to the NIA claiming that Maharashtra ministers had asked him to illegally collect money for them. BJP leaders had cited the allegations to demand Anil Parab’s resignation. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Former police commissioner of Mumbai Julio Ribeiro talks about politicians, bureaucrats and police. The former top cop talks about how NCP chief Sharad Pawar knows exactly what each officer is worth. Ribeiro talks about his comments on Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis. Ribeiro said that Fadnavis should “play his cards properly”. The former top cop also spoke on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. Watch the full video for more details.
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Former Attorney General & Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee died on Friday. The 91-year-old veteran lawyer passed away after getting infected with Covid-19. Sorabjee had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 & then from 1998-2004. The Former Attorney General was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and condoled Sorabjee's demise. VP Venkaiah Naidu, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, RS Prasad and Smriti Irani also paid their tribute to the former Attorney General. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also tweeted and expressed their condolences. Born in 1930, Soli Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002.
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Reacting to the resignation of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, the BJP said the NCP leader Sharad Pawar must have understood the implications of giving a clean chit to Deshmukh who tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 05. "Sharad Pawar Ji is a senior political leader of the country. He ought to have understood the implications of giving a complete clean chit to Anil Deshmukh," said Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while also pressing for a fair investigation. Anil Deshmukh is facing allegations of corruption levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Indian business tycoon Mukesh Ambani has replaced China's Jack Ma as the richest Asian in the latest Forbes list of world's billionaires. Incidentally, India has the world's 3rd highest number of billionaires after US and China as per Forbes. However, is that good for India's economy?
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As the National Investigation Agency's probe into the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare continues, CCTV footage of main accused Sachin Vaze surfaced. The footage, dated March 4 at 7 pm, reportedly showed the suspended police officer going to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai. He was dressed in a shirt and trousers. The following day, i.e. March 5, Mansukh Hiran was found dead in Thane. He was the owner of the car found with explosive near Ambani's house on February 25. Watch the full video for more.
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In the latest development in Mansukh Hiren death case, a CCTV footage has surfaced purportedly showing Sachin Waze going to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 7 pm on March 05. Waze had taken a local train to Thane that day. He was brought to CSMT on April 05 for scene recreation. Officials from Pune's Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) were also present. Waze is an accused in the death case of Mansukh Hiran, the businessman who owned the explosive-laden car parked outside Mukesh Ambani's house Antilia on February 25. Body of Mansukh Hiren was found at Kalwa creek in Thane on March 05.
The landfall process of the eye of extremely severe cyclonic storm Tauktae, which had hit Gujarat coast in Saurashtra between Diu and Una around 9 pm on Monday evening, ended around 12 am on Tuesday. In a relief to the people, the IMD announced that Cyclone Tauktae has weakened into a very severe cyclonic storm from the extremely severe cyclonic storm. The Indian Navy rescued 146 people on board a barge that went adrift in the Arabia Sea near Mumbai hours before a very severe cyclonic storm made landfall on the Gujarat coast
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider gutting the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, taking up Mississippi's bid to revive a Republican-backed state law that bans the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a major abortion case next term concerning a controversial Mississippi law that banned most abortions after 15 weeks, rekindling a potentially major challenge to Roe v. Wade at the majority conservative court.
Speaking on the accusation on Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of directing suspended cop Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore, state Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Nawab Malik on..