News UpdatesFormer Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh Moves Bombay HC Against CBI FIR Sharmeen Hakim3 May 2021 9:01 PMShare This – xFormer Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday approached the Bombay High Court challenging the First Information Report (FIR) filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against him on corruption charges and criminal conspiracy.Deshmukh has filed a criminal writ petition seeking quashing of the FIR and interim protection from coercive steps. The CBI registered an FIR against Deshmukh and unknown others last month under the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC, following a preliminary enquiry ordered by the Bombay High Court on a clutch of petitions. The petitions sought an independent probe into corruption allegation against Deshmukh made by former Mumbai police commissioner Prambir Singh in a letter to chief minister Uddhav Thackarey on March 20, 2021, three days after he was transferred out to Maharashtra Home Guards. The CBI said that the preliminary enquiry (PE) prima facie revealed a cognisable offence wherein Deshmukh and unknown others attempted to obtain ‘undue advantage for the improper and dishonest performance of his public duty.’The CBI claimed that Deshmukh was aware of suspended API Sachin Waze’s reinstatement into the police force after 16 years and sensitive and “sensational” cases being handed over to him. Waze is currently in the National Investigating Agency’s custody in the case related to explosives laden SUV and threat letter found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house on February 25 and the consequent murder of a businessman in the case. On April 5, a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni had ordered the CBI director to conclude the PE within 15 days and take further action in accordance with law. “Interest of justice will be done if the director of CBI is allowed to conduct preliminary inquiry. Once preliminary inquiry is complete, director CBI be at discretion to further course of action.”The bench held that an un-biased probe is required to “unearth the truth.”Tags#Anil Deshmukh #Bombay High Court Next Story
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced a credit union governance modernization bill Tuesday, the result of direct engagement between the legislators, CUNA and the Carolinas Credit Union League. This is the second similar bill released this week, as CUNA and the Leagues seek modernizations of the Federal Credit Union Act that would allow credit unions to better serve members, families and communities.“By helping to bring credit union governance into the 21st century, Sens. Burr and Tillis are strengthening consumers’ access to Main Street financial partners that are dedicated to empowering their financial well-being,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.Specifically, the Credit Union Fairness Act (S. 3326) would remove outdated duties for credit union boards and remove the requirement for credit unions to provide NCUA with the names of its loan officers from the Federal Credit Union Act.
The tale of Yasiel Puig’s journey from Cuba to Los Angeles via drug smugglers in Mexico that was told in Los Angeles Magazine earlier this month has already been bought up by movie maker Brett Ratner, according to the Hollywood Reporter.Wouldn’t Dodgers co-owner and rival filmmaker Peter Guber have the right of first refusal in something like this?Or was he not willing to give 20 percent of the films’ potential earnings to the bad guys?• Could Puig play himself in the movie, or would he only be able to read statements released by his agent? • Does the brashness of Nick Young, aka Swaggy P, aka Swag the Dog, aka Kobe Lite, actually make him think it all translates to a heightened brand-ness?“I’m killin’ it right now,” the future ex-Laker out of Reseda’s Cleveland High and USC boasted to TMZ recently.Overthrowing the opening pitch at a Dodgers game? Looks great on all the “SportsCenter” low-light reels. Killer stuff.Drag racing a Zamboni during a Kings’ playoff game while wearing a custom “0” jersey? It all adds up.It can’t be over yet. Please, L.A. Kiss, invite him to get down on one knee and hold the ball for the opening kickoff at a future arena football game. Will that be when the Swag finally loses all said swagger? • Unless something goofy happens with the ping pong balls, more and more of the expertly mock drafters are coming to the conclusion that the Lakers will use whatever spot they kangaroo up with in the first round’s upper-six region and try to nab 18-year-old Australian whippet Dante Exum.Um, is that another “Ex” factor that keeps Mike D’Antoni dangling around at least for the start of the year, to see how the kid fits into this gun-n-gun, D-optional system?• Since the Lakers have no second-round pick, why not adopt this strategy: After the rest of the league dimwits pass on newly declared early entrant Spencer Dinwiddie, who’s coming off a major knee injury, sneak him into camp as a free agent? If only to pair him up with Jordan Farmar to form a backcourt off the bench of two former Woodland Hills Taft High stars who led their teams to an L.A. City title seven years apart?• What would it take for Albert Pujols to finish out as the Angels’ all-time home-run leader?Fifty-five of his 500 career homers have come as an Anaheimer. The 34-year-old would need 245 more — or an average 35 a season for the next seven seasons, until he’s 41 — to pass Tim Salmon as the king fish. At which point, Pujols would have 745 and be still just third all time.Doable?But then again, Mike Trout is already 17 homers ahead of Pujols already on the franchise all-time list, about to leave Mo Vaughn behind.• Notice that Bryce Harper doesn’t even hustle in his new Gatorade commercial?• When does ESPN realize that the frequently manipulated ratings numbers actually aren’t lying and that absolutely no one is watching “Numbers Never Lie”?• Get a grip: If the lack of cover up apparently is worse than the crime, why hasn’t Major League Baseball ordered Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda to attend beautician classes while he is serving his 10-game suspension for blatant pine tar use?He’s eligible to play again in the series against the Angels coming up in Anaheim, but would the embarrassed Yankees continue to punish him by making him ride the pine even longer?• The Milwaukee Brewers are putting in a second Bob Uecker at Miller Park — this time, situating it in the very last row of seats in the upper deck. It’s an homage to his former beer commercial in which he thought they were moving him to the front row.Go back and watch that old TV spot on YouTube. Recognize the stadium that provided that upper-deck seat way back when for [email protected] @tomhoffarth on Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error