Former Maharashtra dwelling minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday filed a petition within the Bombay Excessive Court docket looking for to quash the FIR registered in opposition to him by the Central Bureau of Investigation on the fees of corruption.
He additionally sought interim orders granting him safety from any coercive motion.
The plea is more likely to be heard by a division bench of Justices S S Shinde and Manish Pitale this week.
The CBI on April 21 registered an FIR in opposition to the NCP chief below part 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act which offers with unlawful gratification obtained by a public servant and part 120 (b) (felony conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The CBI had initiated a preliminary enquiry (PE) in opposition to Mr Deshmukh on orders of the Bombay Excessive Court docket based mostly on the petitions filed by advocate Jayshri Patil and former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh, who had levelled allegations of corruption and malpractices in opposition to the NCP chief.
In his letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Mr Singh had alleged that Deshmukh had requested API Sachin Waze, presently probed by the NIA within the circumstances of ”Antilia” bomb scare and the Mansukh Hiran homicide, to gather Rs 100 crore as bribe from bars and eating places in Mumbai each month.
Mr Singh wrote the letter after he was shunted from the put up of the Mumbai police commissioner and appointed because the DG, state Residence Guards.
The CBI had questioned Mr Deshmukh and performed searches at his premises. The Central company had additionally questioned Mr Singh and others.
Mr Deshmukh, who had rejected the allegations levelled in opposition to him, resigned as dwelling minister on April 5 after the Excessive Court docket ordered the preliminary enquiry in opposition to him.