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Ex-Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh moves Bombay HC, seeks CBI probe against Anil Deshmukh

(L-R) Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and ex-Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir SIngh

(L-R) Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and ex-Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir SIngh

Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh on Thursday moved to Bombay High Court in a criminal PIL seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation into the alleged corruption charges against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.


Singh was moved out as Mumbai police chief in the wake of Antilla bomb scare case and had challenged the state government’s order to transfer him out of the top post.

Following which, the top cop filed a petition in the Supreme Court on March 22 alleging Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh ?pressurised him to investigate certain BJP leaders in MP Mohan Delkars death case.

However, the SC on Wednesday refused to entertain Singh’s plea and ordered him to approach the high court in the matter. “The parties to this case were hunky dory for a long time. Now they have fallen apart and this has come up,” the apex court said. 

A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and R Subhash Reddy asked Mukul Rohatgi, representing Param Bir Singh said, This is a matter of serious public interest for whole nation. A police officer is transferred citing administrative grounds but Home minister himself said on TV that it is not an administrative transfer.

Rohatgi appealed the top court to direct Bombay HC to hear the matter tomorrow while expressing concerns that CCTV videos and other evidences could be hampered in case the hearing is delayed.

We have no doubt matter is quite serious affecting administration at large. In view of it, liberty to approach High Court granted, the SC said in its order. 

Singh had reportedly written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray claiming Deshmukh’s involvement in severe malpractices’.

The Maharashtra home minister, for his part, refuted all the allegations made against him by former Mumbai top cop. Deshmukh said that the police officer made these false allegations to save himself from legal action.

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Hardik Patel quits Congress, says no youngster is willing to work, vote; accuses leaders of ‘enjoying in abroad’

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Radhika Dhawad | Vadodara
Gujarat Working President Hardik Patel tendered his resignation from the Congress party today morning. Patel took to Twitter to announce his decision and shared an image of his resignation.
 
Patel said, “Big leaders of Congress in Gujarat are far away from issues of the state but are more focussed on ensuring that chicken sandwich for leaders who have come from Delhi is delivered on time!”
In the letter, he also said, “The party has constantly been working against the interests of the country and society.”

Hardik Patel’s letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi

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BJP on course to retain power for 2nd straight term with CM Yogi Adityanath as CM again

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Radhika Dhawad | Lucknow

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Early numbers reveal that the BJP has crossed the halfway mark with over 271 seats in Uttar Pradesh at 12:07 pm thus making its way to retain power for the second straight term in the state. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to become the Chief Minister for the second time. 


While the BJP was leading in 271 seats, Samajwadi Party (SP) managed to secure 121 seats so far. The BSP has managed to secure five seats while Congress so far has four seats.

(With total 403 seats in UP, 202 is the halfway mark)

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Indian student killed during shelling in Ukraines Kharkiv

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An Indian student was killed during shelling in Ukraines Kharkiv on Tuesday morning, Ministry of External Affairs informed in the afternoon. The Ministry tweeted: ?With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in touch with his family. We convey our deepest condolences to the family.

In Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, videos showed extensive damage from the Russian military assault. One video showed the city’s largest government building blown up.

While the student is yet to be named by the MEA, sources in the Karnataka state government told The Quint that he had been identified as Naveen Shekhrappa, from Haveri district, Karnataka. The 21-year-old was a student of medicine at Kharkiv National Medical University.

The News Minute reported that Shekhrappa was standing in a queue at a supermarket in Kharkiv to buy food when Russian shelling began.



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