CBI registers PE to probe allegations against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh

Acting on the directions of Bombay High Court, the Central Bureau of Investigation has lodged a preliminary enquiry (PE) to investigate allegations of corruption and misuse of office by former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

A team of half a dozen CBI sleuths from Delhi will record the statement of Dr Jaishri Patil on whose petition the Bombay High Court directed CBI to conduct a preliminary probe against Deshmukh.

Following High Court’s direction on Monday, Deshmukh had stepped down from the post on Tuesday. People with direct knowledge of the matter said that the team of CBI officials from Delhi will also record the statement of former Commissioner of Police (CP) Parambir Singh who has accused Deshmukh of asking suspended Mumbai cop Sachin Waze and other Mumbai cops to extort Rs 100 crores as ‘monthly’ from bars, hotels and restaurants.

  • All
  • West Bengal
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Assam
  • Kerala
  • Puducherry


  • Both Deshmukh and the Nationalist Congress party (NCP) have denied the allegations.

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