SC favors CBI probe in corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh
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.
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As the second wave of COVID-19 hit India, demand of medical oxygen increased in Maharashtra's Pune. The suppliers are facing difficulties in procuring the liquid oxygen from the manufacturers. Maharashtra government on April 13 announced the imposition of Section 144 in the state from today in view of rising COVID-19 cases. Maharashtra had reported 60,212 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Soon after Maharashtra government announced strict restrictions including Section 144 to contain COVID-19 spread from April 14, migrant workers started to return to their hometowns. Sharing their plight, one of the migrants said, "We are heading to our villages since this lockdown was announced. We have faced a lot, if we get stuck this time as well, what will we do? Government does not care about the poor." A huge queue of migrants was seen at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai.
Soon after the Bombay HC directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into the corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned on Monday hours. Anil Deshmukh’s resignation from the post of Maharashtra home minister has triggered a fresh wave of turmoil in the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi. However, if sources are to be believed, the NCP already has a leader lined up to replace Anil Deshmukh. Dilip Walse Patil, the current minister for labour, and excise, will most likely replace Anil Deshmukh as Maharashtra home minister.
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Bollywood divas including Hina Khan, Gauahar Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Preity Zinta were snapped in film city. Paps also clicked B-town star Kartik Aaryan. On work front, Janhvi Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan are working on their next venture 'Dostana 2'.
A huge crowd of migrant workers gathered at Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on Tuesday. The workers gathered to leave for their hometown fearing lockdown in Maharashtra. The state has been registering the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country. India is currently undergoing the second wave of coronavirus. However, Railway official said that this is a normal rush. Also, migrants were seen leaving Gurugram. The migrant workers were taking buses to their native places. Watch the full video for more details.
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A huge crowd was seen at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Kurla on April 13. However, Chief PRO of Central Railway, Shivaji Sutar claimed that the crowd was part of usual rush and appealed everyone to follow social distancing. Shivaji Sutar said, "It's a normal rush, nothing to panic about. Besides regular trains, we're running 106 additional trains. Only passengers with confirmed tickets will be allowed to travel, ticket sale at 6 stations closed to avoid unnecessary rush. We appeal everyone to follow social distancing."
Amid the severe surge of fresh infections, panicked migrant workers in Mumbai continue to return home in large numbers. Migrant workers fear the Maharashtra government may impose stricter lockdowns as the state is struggling to control the daily Covid-19 spike. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Kurla continues to look crowded as the migrant workers gather in large numbers to return home. Watch.
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