Published On: October 14, 2021 at 13:30 IST
The Bombay High Court adjourned the hearing on Maharashtra Government’s Writ Plea against summons issued by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to State Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte and Director General of Police Sanjay Pandey.
CBI asked them to appear before it in connection with an FIR registered by the agency against NCP Leader and former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
A Division Bench of Justices Nitin M Jamdar and Sarang V Kotwal, was hearing Plea that was meant to be urgent, and sought to know through the State’s Counsel what was the urgency.
To this Ranbir Singh, Counsel appearing for the Government said, “The highest Officers are being harassed” and sought relief against CBI.
However, the Bench wasn’t convinced and listed the issue for further hearing.
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, wrote a letter to Chief Minister of Mumbai, alleging that the then Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had asked now dismissed Police Officer Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore every month, including Rs 40-50 crore from 1,750 bars and restaurants in Mumbai.
The CBI lodged an FIR against Deshmukh and other persons after completing the preliminary enquiry.
After the Mumbai Police summoned CBI Director to appear before the BKC Cyber Police in connection to illegal phone tapping, the CBI too summoned Kunte and Paandey to appear before this week.