Deshmukh resigned as Maharashtra’s residence minister on Monday after the HC directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct a preliminary inquiry inside 15 days into the allegations levelled against him by former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh.
Later, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari handed over the cost of the important thing division to state cupboard minister and NCP chief Dilip Walse Patil.
Talking to reporters on Tuesday, Walse Patil stated the state government will present all help to the CBI in its probe into the allegations.
“The government will challenge the high court’s order in the Supreme Court,” he stated.
On March 25, Singh filed a felony public curiosity litigation in search of a CBI probe against Deshmukh who, he claimed, had requested cops, together with suspended cop Sachin Waze, to extort Rs 100 crore from bars and eating places.
Deshmukh has denied any wrongdoing.
Walse Patil stated he has accepted the accountability of the important thing ministerial publish at a troublesome and difficult time, and can guarantee a clear police administration with “no political interference” from his facet.
“Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the police force is active on the field. Their job is to maintain law and order and also enforce the COVID-19 curbs,” he stated.
In April,there might be festivals just like the Gudi Padva, Ram Navami and Mahavir Jayanti and the holy month of Ramzan will even start, he famous.
“Everyone has different expectations. My focus will be the common man. Citizens should trust the police force,” he stated.
Walse Patil additionally stated he would search recommendation from senior serving and former police officers on strengthening and modernisation of the police power.
“I will ensure a clean police administration and there will be no political interference from my side,” he stated.
The minister stated his priorities will embrace enactment of the Shakti invoice, which supplies forstrict punishment in circumstances of crime against girls and kids, and to expedite the police housing venture.