AHEAD of the hearing in the Bombay High Court, the Maharashtra Government Tuesday issued a notification constituting a one-member high-level enquiry committee headed by a former judge of the Bombay High Court Justice KU Chandiwal, to probe the allegations made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against state home minister Anil Deshmukh.
The government notification said the committee would be submitting its report within six months.
Days after Singh was shunted out of his position as police commissioner, he addressed a letter to the Chief Minister, alleging that Deshmukh would direct police officers to collect money on his behalf from various establishments and other sources.
Singh’s transfer came as a fallout of the arrest of crime branch officer Sachin Waze in connection with the parking of an explosives-laden vehicle outside the south Mumbai residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani on February 25 and in the murder of businessman Mansukh Hiran, who purportedly owned that vehicle.
Singh also alleged that Deshmukh had been interfering in various investigations and instructing police officers on how to conduct them.
Singh also approached the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe against Deshmukh but was asked by it to approach the high court first.
The high court is scheduled to hear his petition tomorrow along with similar petitions seeking a CBI probe against Deshmukh.
The article was originally published in The Leaflet.