The Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni of the Bombay High Court will hear the plea filed by former Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the actions of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
Senior Advocate Vikram Nankani mentioned the matter on Tuesday before the Chief Justice seeking urgent circulation of the matter. The Bench asked Nankani as to how the prayers sought in the plea can be granted in a PIL jurisdiction.
To this Nankani replied that they will address the court on the question that has followed from the Bench and they will be satisfied during the hearing.
Singh, besides seeking CBI probe, has also prayed for appropriate directions to ensure that transfer/ posting of police officials are not done on any consideration of pecuniary benefits to any politician.
He has also sought directions to the CBI to take immediate custody of the entire CCTV footage from the residence of Deshmukh to prevent destruction.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court had observed that the allegations and counter allegations between Singh and Deshmukh are serious, but the case should be heard by the High Court first.
Subsequently, Singh had moved the High Court through advocate Akshay Bafna.
Another plea filed by Mumbai-based lawyer Dr. Jaishri Laxmanrao Patil seeking a CBI probe into the allegations against Singh and Deshmukh is also pending before the High Court.