MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday petitioned the Bombay high court to constitute a special investigation team to probe the CBI case under the Prevention of Corruption Act and conspiracy against ex-Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh and others over allegations of transfer of police officers for money.
The state said former Maharashtra DGP Subodh Jaiswal was directly connected to police transfers, and now that he was heading CBI, it would be in the interest of justice and for fair probe, to not have CBI probe the FIR. The FIR was the one CBI had registered on April 21 based on its preliminary enquiry into a complaint by advocate Jaishri Patil, based on a letter and allegations of “corrupt malpractice” made by ex-Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh in March 2021.
The state will be represented by ex-advocate general Darius Khambatta. On Wednesday, junior special counsel Ranbir Singh mentioned the matter before a bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and Sarang Kotwal. The bench said it would hear it next week.