Matters between states & CBI shouldn’t come to us: Bombay HC

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Statement made during latest hearing on Anil Deshmukh case

The Bombay High Court is currently hearing CBI’s plea which alleges that the Maharashtra government is not cooperating in its ongoing investigation into former minister Anil Deshmukh.

Senior Advocate Rafique Dada, representing the Maharashtra government, said during the hearing that documents will be provided, but only those pertaining to Anil Deshmukh.

CBI’s plea states that it had written to the State Intellegence Department (SID) seeking its former head Rashmi Shukla’s letter, along with its report with its annexures.

However, it had been refused on the grounds that the document was part of an ongoing investigation, and did not matter in the Anil Deshmukh probe.

In April this year, the Bombay HC had ordered CBI to conduct preliminary enquiries into the allegations that Deshmukh, the then Home Minister of the state, was running an extortion racket.

Following this, Deshmukh had resigned and CBI eventually filed an FIR against him and others on April 21.

By Arushi Bhaskar (with inputs from Live Law)