Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned on Monday (April 5) hours after the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI inquiry into corruption allegations made against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. He met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and tendered his resignation.
“I don’t have the moral right to continue in office after the court order. I have decided to quit. Kindly relieve me from my post,” Deshmukh’s resignation letter said.
Earlier, Param Bir Singh in an eight-page letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had alleged that Anil Deshmukh had asked suspended police officer Sachin Vaze, who has been arrested by the NIA in the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case, to collect Rs 100 crore every month.