Soon after getting transferred over the bomb scare at billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antilia and the arrest of ex-police officer Sachin Vaze, former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh moved the Supreme Court on Monday, demanding a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh over corruption charges.
Param Bir, in his writ petition, has accused Deshmukh of interfering in various probes and directing the police officers to conduct investigations in a particular manner as desired by him.
“The petitioner has invoked writ jurisdiction of this Hon’ble Court to seek unbiased, uninfluenced, impartial and fair investigation in the corrupt malpractices of Shri Anil Deshmukh, the Hon’ble Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra, before the evidences are destroyed,” stated the plea, filed through advocate Abhinay.
It added: “The petitioner submits that said Shri Anil Deshmukh had been holding meetings in February, 2021, at his residence with police officers, including Shri Sachin Vaze of Crime Intelligence Unit, Mumbai, and Shri Sanjay Patil, ACP Social Service Branch, Mumbai, bypassing their seniors and had instructed them that he had a target to accumulate ₹100 crore every month and had directed to collect money from various establishments and other sources.”
Param Bir also called his transfer a malicious move and contended that he was shunted out by an order on March 17 immediately after he brought Deshmukh’s corrupt practices in the knowledge of Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and other senior leaders.
Earlier today, he took charge as the Director General (DG) of Maharashtra Home Guard, a police official said. He reached the Home Guard office in south Mumbai around noon but avoided speaking to media persons.