Case of summons to two senior officers in Deshmukh case: CBI, who called himself a parrot, said in court – Police is not a part of any Zamindari system

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On Monday, in the Anil Deshmukh case, the Maharashtra government suffered a major setback. Bombay High Court refuses to quash the summons of Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte and current DGP Sanjay Pandey in the 100 crore recovery case. During the hearing of the case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Bombay High Court that the state’s police force is an independent body which is expected to be free from executive control and not part of any “zamindari system”. Is.

The CBI said before a bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and SV Kotwal that the Maharashtra government had to approach the court and quash the summons issued to the two most prominent officials of the state in the case related to the extortion probe against former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. has no right to request.

CBI said – this is an attempt by the state government to interfere in the investigation
Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi said that it is wrong by the Maharashtra government to say that the entire police force is being demoralized by the CBI issuing summons to their DGP. By law, the police force has been institutionalized and is not a part of any “zamindari system”. Lekhi further said that the state’s plea is completely false and an attempt to interfere with the CBI’s investigation against Deshmukh.

State government said – CBI is using wrong rule
Maharashtra government’s counsel Darius Khambata opposed the CBI summons before the court, saying the state had rightly approached Bombay in the matter, as the CBI summons to the chief secretary and his senior-most police officer was demoralizing the entire police force. Is. Khambata said the state is using a provision of law called ‘Parens Patri Jurisdiction’ which allows the family, legal guardian or friend of a minor, disabled person or a person not in a position to approach the court. .

This shows the desperation of the state government: CBI
Lekhi, however, said, “The question of parens patri does not arise. We are dealing with guilt in a criminal case and in a criminal law, the principle of parens patrie cannot be applied to stall the investigation of a central agency.” Is. DGP and Chief Secretary come under which category – minor, deranged, handicapped?

Lekhi said that no fundamental right of the state government is being violated in the present case. He claimed that the real intention of the state government was to interfere in the CBI probe into the extortion charges against Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh.

CBI said – there was no agreement in the investigation
Lekhi opposed the state government’s charge that the ongoing probe in the case has been compromised as the current CBI director Subodh Jaiswal was the state’s DGP when Deshmukh was the home minister, so he was part of several meetings in which the police The transfers and postings of officers were discussed.

The apex court had called the CBI a ‘caged parrot’
However, the CBI, which has leveled allegations against the Maharashtra Police, has faced similar reprimands from the top courts several times. In August, the Madras High Court, during the hearing of a case, had said that the Central Bureau of Investigation should be like a CAG, answerable only to Parliament. It is an attempt to release the ‘Caged Parrot (CBI)’. The Supreme Court, during the hearing of coalfield allocation cases in 2013, had commented on the CBI and described it as a “cage parrot”. The BJP, then in opposition, had accused the agency of being controlled by the Congress-led government.


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