NCP state chief Jayant Patil on Sunday mentioned there was no question of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigning. The minister’s assertion got here in opposition to the backdrop of ex-Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh’s corruption allegation. He had claimed that Deshmukh wished law enforcement officials to gather Rs 100 crore month-to-month from bars and motels in Mumbai.
Patil, a senior minister within the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities, mentioned there was no have to divert consideration from the primary incident of bomb scare outdoors Mukesh Ambani’s residence and the killing of Mansukh Hiran, a Thane-based businessman. “The focus is on these two occasions and after that applicable steps can be taken, Patil mentioned following a three-hour meeting held at NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s residence in Delhi.
“The question of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigning doesn’t come up, he mentioned.
The meeting of the NCP prime brass included senior chief together with Supriya Sule, Praful Patel, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, and Water Resources minister Jayant Patil.
During a media briefing earlier within the day, Pawar mentioned Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will determine the destiny of Deshmukh. His feedback got here amid hypothesis in Maharashtra political circles that the state could quickly have a brand new house minister.
The allegations levelled by Singh in opposition to Deshmukh are critical and require an in-depth probe, Sharad Pawar mentioned.
Before the meeting at Pawar’s residence right here, Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut had additionally met him.
Senior Congress chief Kamal Nath additionally met Pawar individually.
Singh, a senior IPS officer, who was transferred to the low-key Home Guards on March 17 following the arrest of police officer Sachin Waze within the case associated to the bomb scare close to Mukesh Ambani’s home Antilia, in a letter to the Maharashtra chief minister had claimed that he was made a scapegoat.
In the eight-page letter to Chief Minister Thackeray, Singh alleged that Deshmukh used to name law enforcement officials to his official residence and provides them a “collection target” from bars, eating places and different institutions.
The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office, in a launch on Saturday, mentioned Singh’s “unsigned letter to Thackeray” was not despatched from his official electronic mail ID and efforts had been on to contact him to confirm it. (With PTI inputs)
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