Anil Deshmukh dismissed Maha govt's plea against CBI probe on transfer and posting of cops

 On Wednesday, the Supreme Court rejected a Maharashtra government plea seeking to overturn two paragraphs relating to the transfer and posting police officers and reinstatement an officer from CBIaEUR(tm's FIR against Anil Deshmukh, former state home minister.

The petition was dismissed by Justices D Y Chandrachud & M R Shah. They stated that the court is likely to interfere with the Bombay High Court's July 22 order. The court ruled that it could not alter the direction of a constitutional court directing a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and drew a line for the agency indicating the aspect of the investigation.

The allegations must be investigated by aEURoeCBI. We cannot limit their scope. This would be like denying the power of a constitutional court, aEUR the bench stated.

It stated that it was trying to give the impression that the state is protecting the former home minister by preventing the investigation on the transfer and posting police officers and the reinstatement of additional police inspector Sachin waze.

Advocate Rahul Chitnis representing the Maharashtra government stated that the state had withdrawn consent to the CBI probe. The High Court directive for a probe was for allegations of money collection from bars and restaurants, and not transfer, posting or reinstatement Waje in the police force.

The High Court ruled that the CBI could inquire into the postings and transfers of police officers and Waze's reinstatement in the Mumbai Police force, "so long as this has a connection with Maharashtra's former home minister Anil Deshmukh or his associates."

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