Decision on whether Anil Deshmukh should continue as Home Minister lies with Uddhav: Pawar

Rahul M
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NCP Chief Sharad Pawar while addressing the media on Sunday, 21 March, claimed that Param Bir Singh’s letter has made serious allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, while adding that the said letter is not signed.

Pawar further mentioned that he would suggest Uddhav Thackeray to seek former IPS officer Julio Ribeiro's help for looking into the explosive claims made by Singh on Saturday.

Param Bir Singh is making wild allegations because he was removed as Mumbai police commissioner, said Pawar while pointing out that it was Singh who had decided to reinstate Sachin Waze in police force last year.

While backing the Maharashtra government, the NCP supremo suggested that an “in-depth inquiry by an officer of repute” should be conducted in the case. He proposed former Mumbai Police Commissioner Julio Ribeiro’s name for the same.

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Earlier on Saturday, 20 March, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, in an unsigned letter accused Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of corruption.

In his letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Singh claimed that Deshmukh had directed suspended API Sachin Vaze to collect Rs 100 crore every month from bars, restaurants, and other establishments.

Deshmukh on the other hand refuted the allegations and said that Singh made false allegations to protect himself from further legal action, in connection with the Ambani-SUV case case.

(Inputs - PTI, The Quint)

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