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'Can officers who reinstated Sachin Vaze claim impunity?': Bombay HC to CBI on Anil Deshmukh’s plea

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jul 2021 9:02pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary 'Can officers who reinstated Sachin Vaze claim impunity?': Bombay HC to CBI on Anil Deshmukh’s plea

The Bombay High Court said on Monday (July 12, 2021) that one would have to get to the root of the corruption allegations made against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and wondered if those behind reinstating police inspector Sachin Vaze could claim impunity. 

Mr. Vaze was reinstated last year after being on suspension for 17 years for the custodial death of Khwaja Yunus in 2002. He is currently lodged at Taloja Central Jail in connection with the recovery of explosives near Mukesh Ambani’s residence and the Mansukh Hiran murder case.

A division bench of Justice S.S Shinde and Justice N.M Jamadar was hearing a plea filed by Mr. Anil Deshmukh to quash the FIR registered against him by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after another division bench directed to inquire into the corruption allegations against him. Former police commissioner Param Bir Singh had written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray accusing Mr. Deshmukh of having directed Mr. Vaze to collect Rs. 100 crores from bars and restaurants in a month. 

The bench then questioned Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi, appearing for the CBI, what had prevented Mr. Singh from inquiry against Mr. Deshmukh as soon as he got to know of his alleged misconduct?

“In any department, an individual cannot do it (corruption and malpractices) alone. As long as everyone is happy, none complains. But the moment there is a transfer, someone speaks. In this case, who is the main collector? Is it Vaze as per allegations? How… Continue Reading...

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