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‘Quite serious’ matter says SC on Param Bir Singh’s plea, but asks him to approach HC for CBI probe

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Singh, said they would file a petition in the high court today itself.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said there is no doubt that the matter is “quite serious” but ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh should approach Bombay High Court seeking direction for an “impartial and fair” CBI probe into alleged corrupt malpractices of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

A bench of Justices Sanjya Kishan Kaul and R S Reddy granted liberty to Singh to approach the Bombay High Court with his grievances.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Singh, said they would file a petition in the high court today itself.

Singh, a 1988 batch IPS officer, has also sought quashing of the order transferring him from the post of Mumbai CP alleging it to be “arbitrary” and “illegal”. Singh had alleged that Deshmukh had set a Rs 100-crore collection target for the police every month.

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