Deccan Express: Deshmukh had moved the High Court seeking quashing of a case filed by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh against former HM Anil Deshmukh for allegedly extorting Rs 100 crore from the CBI. Deshmukh’s challenge petition will be heard in four weeks, the court said. Also, the court’s refusal to protect him from harsh action will put Anil Deshmukh at stake.
The case was heard before a constitutional bench of Mumbai HC Judge Sambhaji Shinde and Justice Manish Pitale. We received a copy of the petition yesterday at the hearing. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, through the CBI, requested that at least 4 weeks be given for filing a reply to the affidavit. After this, the constitutional bench of the court has said that the case will be heard in 4 weeks.
Anil Deshmukh’s lawyers, meanwhile, urged the court to grant interim protection from harsh action until the next hearing. However, the bench rejected it. Also, the bench has given the freedom to the petitioners to file an urgent application before the court during the summer vacation if an urgent reason arises.