On Tuesday, the Maharashtra govt has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court order, directing CBI to probe into the allegations of corruption and misconduct against ex-Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh who is charged by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.

On Monday, Deshmukh has resigned from the post of Maharashtra’s Home Minister on the ground of Bombay HC order to CBI for conducting a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into the allegations against him.

Sachin Patil, Maharashtra standing counsel said that they have filed an appeal on behalf of the state government against the Bombay High Court.

NCP leader, Dilip Walse Patil has been given charge of Maharashtra’s home ministry. He said that the state government will provide assistance to CBI in its investigation. Walse added that the government would challenge the HC orders in the Supreme Court.

Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh on March 25 filed a criminal public interest lawsuit seeking CBI to probe against Deshmukh. He claimed Deshmukh to have been involved in an ‘extortion racket’. While Deshmukh has denied any misconduct. Walse Patil said that he would ensure proper Police administration with “no political interference”.

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