Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Supreme Court dismisses Anil Deshmukh plea to quash CBI FIR in corruption case

The Supreme Court on 18/08/2021 dismissed a petition by former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh challenging a Bombay High Court judgment which refused to quash the Central Bureau of Investigation FIR in the corruption case registered over allegations of ex-Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.

A Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah heard arguments by both Deshmukh and CBI at length before dismissing the plea observing that no case was made out for interference under Article 136 of the Constitution of India and there was no error in the judgment of the High Court.

"The Constitutional Court's powers are plenary. It decides its own jurisdiction and to say this power is limited in any way disregards the very nature of a constitutional court."

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