Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigns
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned on Monday after allegations of corruption were levelled against him by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Deshmukh tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackerey.
The development comes after the Bombay High Court ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to start an enquiry into the corruption charges against Deshmukh.
Singh had earlier written a letter to Thackerey accusing the Home Minister of interfering in police investigations and also involving in several 'malpractices'.
On March 25, Param Bir filed criminal public interest litigation seeking a CBI probe against Deshmukh.
Singh in his plea said that Deshmukh had instructed Police Inspector Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore every month from bars and restaurants in Mumbai.
Singh was transferred to the Home Department after the Ambani Bomb scare threat.