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.
The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth about ₹ 4 crore in connection with its money laundering case against Maharashtra's former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and others.
#AnilDeshmukh #ED #MumbaiBars
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested two aides of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Deshmukh's personal secretary Sanjeev Palande and personal assistant Kundan Shinde were arrested on Saturday.
#EDraids #AnilDeshmukh #Mumbai
India today lodged a strong protest over drone activities by Pakistan authorities in Jammu areas during a sector commander-level meeting between the Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers. Several district magistrates in Jammu and Kashmir in collusion with arms dealers had issued illegal gun licences going back as far as 2012. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had said he expects to receive a message from the BJP high command about his political future today amid speculation about his replacement. Ahead of the rejig in the Rajasthan Cabinet, Congress general secretary KC Venugopal and party's Rajasthan unit in-charge Ajay Maken met party MLAs and Pradesh Congress Committee members on Sunday. India added 39,742 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 535.
#ArmsLicenceScam #J&K #Covid19
Today morning, the CBI raided 40 locations across Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi, including the residence of senior J&K IAS officer Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in Srinagar. The raids were in connection with the illegal sale of gun licenses.
#J&K #GunLicenseScam #CBI
Jesuit priest and activist Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case, passed away on Monday. Swamy’s lawyers had moved the Bombay High Court on Monday morning, seeking an urgent hearing on his medical bail plea.
#StanSwamy #ElgarParishad #BhimaKoregaon
Today, the Bombay High Court upheld the conviction of Rauf Merchant in the murdercase of T- series founder Gulshan Kumar. The division bench also set aside the trial court's order on another accused, Abdul Rashid.
#GulshanKumar #GulshanKumarMurder #RaufMerchant
Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been spotted with Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh during the All Stars football practice match in Mumbai. Ranveer Singh, a self-confessed fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has been hugging the skipper during the practice.
#Dhoni #RanveerSingh #Football