‘Matter is quite serious’: SC allows Param Bir Singh to approach Bombay HC for CBI probe against Deshmukh

 ‘Matter is quite serious’: SC allows Param Bir Singh to approach Bombay HC for CBI probe against Deshmukh

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A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and R S Reddy allowed the former Mumbai top cop to withdraw his plea and approach Bombay HC with his grievances

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh to withdraw his plea seeking direction for a “impartial and fair” CBI probe into alleged corrupt malpractices of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and R S Reddy granted liberty to Singh to approach the Bombay High Court with his grievances. The top court said there is no doubt that the matter is “quite serious” but the petitioner should first approach the Bombay High Court.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Singh, said they would file a petition in the high court today itself. Singh, a 1988 batch IPS officer, has also sought quashing of the order transferring him from the post of Mumbai CP alleging it to be arbitrary and illegal.

Singh had alleged that Deshmukh had set a Rs 100-crore collection target for the police every month.

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