Maharashtra Home Minister has tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Udhav Thackrey today. Earlier The Bombay high court on today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into allegations of corruption and misconduct leveled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni said this was an ‘extraordinary’ and ‘unprecedented’ case that warranted an independent inquiry.
The court said since the state Government had already ordered for a probe by a high-level committee into the matter, the CBI need not immediately register a first information report in the case.
It said that the CBI must complete the preliminary inquiryÂ within 15 days and then take a decision on further course ofÂ action in the case.
The bench delivered its verdict on a bunch of public interest litigations (PILs) and writ petitions seeking several reliefs and a CBI probe into the matter. Deshmukh tendered his resignation to CM stating that it was his moral responsibility to quite the post, till the inquire is not completed.