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NEW DELHI: Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Thursday filed a petition in Bombay High Court challenging his transfer from the top post.
The former commissioner has also sought a CBI inquiry against Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh into alleged corrupt malpractices.
Singh was moved out as Mumbai Police Commissioner in wake of the Antilia bomb scare case and had challenged the state government’s order to transfer him from the top post.
Following his ouster, Singh filed a petition in the Supreme Court on March 22 claiming that state home minister Anil Deshmukh “pressurised” him to probe and implicate certain BJP leaders in MP Mohan Delkar’s death case.
However, the SC on Wednesday told Singh to first plead his case in the high court, following which Singh approached the HC today.
Hearing Singh’s petition, the apex court had aslo said that the allegations levelled against Deshmukh are “very serious”.

Since his fallout with the Maharashtra government, Singh has levelled several allegations against Deshmukh, who is a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader.
Singh’s allegations against Deshmukh of indulging in corrupt malpractices and demanding police officers to collect money from hotels, bars, clubs etc., has put the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in a tough spot.
MVA, the ruling coalition of Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP, has termed Singh’s allegations as the opposition’s attempt to topple the MVA government.
In Saamna, the Shiv Sena mouthpiece, the party, earlier this week, warned that any attempt to bring down the MVA government would trigger “fire”.



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