Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh today said the corruption allegations against him by former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh will be investigated by a retired judge. On Thursday, Mr Deshmukh had written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, asking for an inquiry into the allegations against him which has triggered a political storm.
The state’s ruling alliance has landed in controversy after Param Bir Singh — replaced as Mumbai Police Commissioner over “unforgivable” lapses in the Mukesh Ambani security scare probe — accused Mr Deshmukh of corruption and interference in police work.
Mr Deshmukh has denied the charges and said he will sue Mr Singh for defamation. But on Thursday, in a Marathi tweet, he said: “I have asked the Chief Minister to inquire into the allegations made against me by (former Police Commissioner of Mumbai) Param Bir Singh to bring out the truth.”
“Maharashtra Chief Minister has decided that the allegations levelled against me by former Mumbai Police Commissioner will be probed by a retired high court judge,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI today.