'Action against Anil Deshmukh necessary...': Analyst Surendra Jondhale
Commenting on the controversy surrounding the Maharashtra government, Professor Surendra Jondhale of Mumbai University said that the Uddhav Thackeray administration should take action against Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to reinforce a sense of transparency and accountability in the system.
Deshmukh has been accused of corruption by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, who was recently transferred amid the storm over the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case in which a cop, Sachin Vaze, is the main accused.
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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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petitions filed by the Maharashtra government and its former home minister Anil Deshmukh challenging the Bombay High Court order directing a preliminary enquiry by the CBI into the allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The bench in its order stated, "Nature of allegations and personas involved needs an enquiry by an independent agency. It is a matter of public confidence. We are not inclined to entertain this. dismissed." "They are closely working together till they fall apart, both holding a particular position. Then should the CBI not investigate?" the bench asked. Watch the full video for more details.
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Maoists in Chhattisgarh have released CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, after keeping him in their custody for five days; The Supreme Court dismissed two separate pleas filed by the Maharashtra government and former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh challenging CBI probe against him; Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has tested positive for the coronavirus disease. 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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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut came forward to defend Maharashtra Minister Anil Parab over the allegation levelled by Sachin Waze, and said no Shiv Sainik can take false oath in the name of Bala Saheb Thackeray. "A new tactic has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. This is a political conspiracy. I know Anil Parab, he can never indulge in such work. I can assure, no Shiv Sainik can take a false oath in Bala Saheb Thackeray's name," said Raut.
India has hit a record daily high with over 4 lakh new covid cases in the last 24 hours. The country has seen the passing of many imminent personalities in the last 2 days. In a conversation with the Indian Express, the chief medical advisor to the US Biden Administration, Anthony Fauci stressed that India should be put under complete lockdown to control the tsunami of covid cases. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reckoned that the state might not reach that stage.
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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on April 28 said the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has approved around Rs 6,500 crore to provide free vaccination for people between 18-44 years in the state. Tope explained that the state has nearly 5.71 crore people in the above mentioned age group and thus the state would require 12 crore doses for their vaccination. The third phase of vaccination, covering people aged 18-44 years, will start from May 01 even as several states have expressed concerns over availability of vaccines.
Many people across the country are coming forward to help India in a fight against COVID-19. Mumbai-based businessman Ketan Rawal is providing his vanity vans to Mumbai Police for free to facilitate police personnel who are serving in scorching heat. Last year, he gave 19 vanity vans to Mumbai Police and this year he already gave 12 of his vans and is planning to give more vans. "I am also ready to provide vans to hospitals to add a number of beds there," Rawa said to ANI. Many people like him are stepping forward to help the needy people amid COVID pandemic.
The COVID-19 vaccine went out of stock at BKC Jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai on April 20. The boards reading 'vaccine out of stock' were put up outside the vaccination centre. Dean of BKC Jumbo Vaccination Centre, Rajesh Dere said, "We had 350-400 Covishield doses, we've administered it. We're awaiting more doses. Around 2000 Covaxin doses are available for second dose that is being administered. We have received information that we will get the Covishield doses by this evening. If that happens, we will begin vaccination tomorrow. We realised last night about the shortage of Covishield doses." Mumbai Police made announcement for the general public, outside BKC jumbo vaccination centre to not gather at the gates of the centre.
BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis, has alleged that Mumbai Police on April 17 arrested a remdesivir supplier whom BJP had approached to supply the anti-viral drug to the state amid the surge in COVID cases. Fadnavis said, "Four days ago we had requested Bruck Pharma to supply us (Remdesivir) but they couldn't until permission was given. I spoke with Union Min Mansukh Mandviya and we got FDA's permission, but at about 9 pm, police arrested him (supplier)." LoP visited the police station where the supplier was held. "DCP told us that they received inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and wanted to verify the same. We showed them permission letter. He (DCP) said it wasn't communicated to them. Whatever happened was wrong," said Devendra Fadnavis.
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.