Bombay HC refuses to quash the CBI’s corruption charges against Anil Deshmukh

The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to quash a CBI FIR against former state home minister Anil Deshmukh on charges of corruption and misconduct.

The Bombay High Court gave its judgment after hearing pleas from the Maharashtra government and Deshmukh against the FIR. The bench consisting of Justices S.S. Shinde and N.J. Jamadar delivered the verdict.

On April 24, the FIR was registered against Deshmukh and some unidentified persons on charges of corruption and misconduct. The CBI filed an FIR accusing Deshmukh of corruption and misusing his official position while he was home minister of Maharashtra.

Deshmukh had resigned from the Uddhav Thackeray government, after the High Court ordered a CBI probe against him.

Solicitor General’s Aman Lekhi and Anil Singh, had told the High Court that no sanction was required, as by indulged in corruption and misconduct, Deshmukh hadn’t been discharging his official duties.

According to  CBI’s FIR Deshmukh had knowledge of the reinstatement of Sachin Waze, an accused in a case of bomb scare near the residence of Mukesh Ambani, and the home minister used to apply undue intervention in transfers and postings of Maharashtra police officers.