CBI chief is ‘potential accused’ in case against Deshmukh

Mumbai: CENTRAL Bureau of Investigation Director Subodh Jaiswal himself should be considered a “potential accused” in the central agency’s probe against former Anil Deshmukh.

 Senior counsel Darius Khambata, who appeared for the Maharashtra Government, told a bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and S V Kotwal that during 2019 to 2020.

The senior IPS officer was thus involved in decisions on transfers and postings of police officers which the CBI is now probing, the lawyer said.

The Maharashtra Government has challenged before the High Court summons issued by the CBI to State Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte.

And present State DGP Sanjay Pandey to record statements in connection with the agency’s probe against Anil Deshmukh.  

The former DGP head the investigation :

A CBI probe is ongoing into transfers and postings of State Police officers made during former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s tenure. 

Then the next in line (to be probed) is the Director General of Police. So having the former DGP head.

The investigation is like having Anil Deshmukh investigate it himself,” the State’s lawyer said.

Recommendations for transfers and postings were approved by Jaiswal in his capacity as DGP during Deshmukh’s tenure, Khambata said.

The Maharashtra government has moved the HC challenging the summons. 

He confirmed the court docket the minutes of conferences the place Subodh Jaiswal, as a part of the police institution board.

It granted liberty to the CBI to file a reply and posted the matter for additional listening to on October 28.

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