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Supreme Court refuses to hear ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh’s plea

Refusing to entertain former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s petition seeking a CBI probe into his allegations of corruption against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, the Supreme Court on Wednesday asked him to approach the Bombay High Court.

A Bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul wondered why Singh didn’t approach the high court and why the person against whom the petition has been filed (Deshmukh) was not made a party to the case.

The Bench observed: “We have no doubt that the matter is quite serious and affects the administration at large. It also appears that a lot of material which has come in public domain is a consequence of the personas falling out.”

“He (Param Bir) is making some allegations and the minister is also making some allegations. I don’t see a point why you should not move the high court,” Justice Kaul said.

“If investigation by an independent agency is being asked for, it will also be granted by the high court which has wider powers under Article 226 of the Constitution,” the Bench said.

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