In an unprecedented order, the Bombay High Court has ordered a CBI inquiry into the allegations of corruption on Maharashtra’s Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh made by ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner, Parambir Singh.

This piques the demand for Anil Deshmukh’s immediate resignation. The court has reportedly asked for preliminary report to be filed within 15 days on the matter.

Parambir Singh had made serious allegations in a letter to CM Uddhav Thackerat against Anil Deshmukh, that the Home Minister demanded from police officers to extort 100 crore rupees per month from commercial establishments in Mumbai.

Notably, Anil Deshmukh has been appointed as the Home Minister from NCP’s quota of ministers in the Shiva Sena-NCP-Congress alignment government in Maharashtra.

Following Parambir Singh’s explosive letter, Anil Deshmukh had threatened to file defamation cases against the controversial ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner.

Parambir Singh’s letter only exposed the cosy connection of corruption enterprise between the police and corrupt politicians, which was anyway an open secret. The letter only got out factual realities from the horses mouth

The High Court order of CBI inquiry into the allegations only makes Anil Deshmukh’s position as the Home Minister of Maharashtra untenable.

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