CBI Will Not Seek Wiretapping Report, State Document in Anil Deshmukh Investigation, Until June 19 | India News

CBI Will Not Seek Wiretapping Report, State Document in Anil Deshmukh Investigation, Until June 19 |  India News

MUMBAI: The Mumbai High Court adjourned the hearing of two petitions filed by the Maharashtra government and its former Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh against a first information reportFIR TREE) presented by the Central Investigation Office (CBI) and the agency extended its guarantee not to request a wiretapping report and other documents from the state until June 19.
The HC SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar bench of magistrates in a hearing that just ended with lead attorney Rafigue Dada for the state citing preliminary facts, adjourned the matters after two interveners raised preliminary objections to their maintainability. They were given time to file affidavits to place their objections in pleadings for the state to respond to.
Attorney Subhash Jha appearing on behalf of an auditor said that a declaration of annulment against a party to an FIR is “unheard of” and said that now only “extremely urgent” matters are being heard, and that the declaration of the state cannot be considered in that category. The court asked him to make his presentations on the merits of the case.
Defender Jaishri Patil, who said that her complaint to Malabar Hill police citing former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh’s letter against Deshmukh formed the basis of the IWC FIR, repeatedly said that she opposed the continuation of the petition and He said that Sachin Waze, the police bureau whose reinstatement the FIR seeks to investigate is also a necessary part of the petition and should be added as a party and the state “suo motu works on your behalf.”
Lead attorney Dada, always composed, said such serious allegations are being made against him and that they must be sworn in to allow for a response.
For CBI, Attorney General Tushar Mehta said he also questions the maintenance of the state’s petition, but would make his submissions after the state completes it. “We also have a serious objection to the state’s request that appears to have been presented to pre-empt the investigation at the FIR,” he said, adding that on June 18 he hopes the matter will continue and not be postponed any longer.


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