Breaking: Former Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh Moves Supreme Court Seeking CBI Probe Against Anil Desmukh, Challenges His Transfer

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Former Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh Moves Supreme Court Seeking CBI Probe Against Anil Desmukh, Challenges His Transfer LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 March 2021 2:21 AMShare This – xFormer Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh has moved the Supreme Court seeking CBI investgiation in the alleged corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra.Singh, who was shunted out as Mumbai Police Commissioner in the wake of Antilia bomb scare case, has also challenged the Government’s Order transferring him from the post of Mumbai…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginFormer Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh has moved the Supreme Court seeking CBI investgiation in the  alleged corrupt malpractices of  Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra.Singh, who was shunted out as Mumbai Police Commissioner in the wake of Antilia bomb scare case, has also challenged the Government’s Order transferring him from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner.The cop’s explosive letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackarey raising allegations against Deshmukh, which found its way to the press on Saturday, has put the Maha Vikas Agadi government in a spot.Singh has submitted in the petition that Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had been holding meetings in February, 2021 at his residence with police officers including Sachin Vaze of Crime Intelligence Unit, Mumbai and Shri Sanjay Patil, ACP Social Service Branch, Mumbai, bypassing their seniors and had instructed them that he had a target to accumulate Rs. 100 crores every month and had directed to collect money from various establishments and other sources.  “It is reliably learnt that on or about 24th/25th August 2020, one Rashmi Shukla, the Commissioner Intelligence, State Intelligence Department had brought to the notice of the Director General of Police, who in turn brought it to the knowledge of the Addl Chief Secretary Home Department, Government of Maharashtra about corrupt malpractices in postings / transfers by Shri Anil Deshmukh based on telephonic interception”, the plea says.. Singh has alleged that Anil Deshmukh had been interfering in various investigations and was instructing the police officers to conduct the same in a particular manner as desired by him. “Each such act of Shri Anil Deshmukh in abuse of the official position of the Home Minister, whether in calling and directly instructing the police officers of lower rank such as Shri Vaze or Shri Patil for his malicious intent of extorting money from establishments across Mumbai and from other sources, or whether in interfering in the investigations & directing the same to be conducted in a particular manner, or whether indulging in corrupt malpractices in posting / transfers of officers, cannot be countenanced or justified in any democratic State. Fair CBI investigation is thus warranted in each of such acts of Shri Anil Deshmukh in abuse of the official position of theHome Minister”.It is also submitted that he had brought the aforesaid fact in the knowledge of the senior leaders and the Chief Minister of the Government of Maharashtra. Immediately thereafter, on 17.03.2021 an Order vide Notification of the Home Department bearing no. IPS-2021/Vol.No.107/Pol-1 was issued, by virtue of which, the Petitioner herein was transferred from the post of the Police Commissioner of Mumbai to the Home Guard Department in an arbitrary and illegal manner without the completion of the minimum fixed tenure of two years.The transfer of the petitioner in the aforesaid circumstances is for reasons smeared with malice. Such transfer followed by adverse media publicity by said Shri Anil Deshmukh, is in violation of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, in teeth of the law laid down  in T.S.R. Subramanian v. Union of India, reported in (2013) 15 SCC 732, and in clear non-compliance with the provisions of Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954 as amended in 2014. Further, the transfer of the Petitioner is also contrary to the law laid down in T.P. Senkumar v. Union of India, reported in (2017) 6 SCC 801 wherein it was held that transfer of an officer from a sensitive tenure post requires serious consideration and good reasons that can be tested. Petitioner submitted that he is being merely made a scapegoat in the entire episode relating to Antilia bomb scare with oblique purposes and sinister motives, merely on speculations, conjectures and surmises.The decision to transfer the Petitioner from his posting as the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai is more of a political move with oblique purposes and sinister motives. It is submitted that the Petitioner was leading various important investigations and was at the cusp of unearthing startling discoveries.Singh submitted that  the Government of Maharashtra has already withdrawn consent for CBI investigations into the offences within the State of Maharashtra. Therefore, there is no other equally efficacious and expedient remedy save and except seeking such directions the writ petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India. 
Prayers (a) Issue a writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction directing the Respondent No. 2 Central Bureau of Investigation to immediately conduct unbiased, uninfluenced, impartial and fair investigation in the various corrupt malpractices of Shri Anil Deshmukh, the Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra;(b) Issue any appropriate writ, order or direction to quash and set aside the Order concerning the transfer of the Petitioner from the post of Police Commissioner, Mumbai as illegal and arbitrary, in violation of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, for each of the grounds namely for being without the completion of the minimum fixed tenure of two years in teeth of the law laid down in T.S.R. Subramanian v. Union of India, reported in (2013) 15 SCC 732, in clear non-compliance with the provisions of Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954 as amended in 2014, and being contrary to the law laid down in T.P. Senkumar v. Union of India, reported in (2017) 6 SCC 801 wherein it was held that transfer of an officer from a sensitive tenure post requires serious consideration and good reasons that can be tested; (c) Issue appropriate orders or directions to safeguard the petitioner from any further coercive steps apprehended in the retaliation for laying bare the corrupt malpractices of Shri Anil Deshmukh, the Home Minister of the Government of Maharashtra;The Writ Petition has been filed through Abhinay, Advocate on Record and is drawn by Advocate Utsav Trivedi of TAS Law.Next Storylast_img read more

Colombian Armed Forces Focus on Cutting-Edge Post-Conflict Technology

first_imgBy Robert Shaw/Diálogo July 29, 2016 As both the Colombian Army and the police prepare for a new post-conflict era in the country, new divisions will be created “with a focus on cutting-edge technology and mobility,” like the special forces, according to recent statements by Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas. Direct and local access to Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) technology will be crucial in the coming years for border surveillance and the monitoring of illicit substances. That’s why, Colombian Army Lieutenant Colonel José Forero, from the José María Rosillo Maintenance and Supply Battalion, believes it’s important for the Army to be at the forefront of using new technologies that are produced locally. Launch of New Army Cobra 2.0 Vehicle On June 10th, the Army’s Maintenance and Supply Battalion launched the first models of a self-built, multi-purpose vehicle called the Cobra 2.0 Tactical Unit – which is a light, agile, and adaptable Jeep-type sports utility vehicle using the latest technology on the market. “It’s the first vehicle of its type designed, created, and assembled in Colombia,” Lt. Col. Forero told Diálogo. “We have six of these vehicles in use and have an additional 30 in line for 2017.” With support from South Carolina’s National Guard and U.S. Southern Command for the Army’s Maintenance and Supply Battalion, this new tactical model gives Colombia’s Army increased mobility to move faster on the battlefield. According to Erich Saumeth, a defense and security expert for defense news website InfoDefensa, these new technologies will assist the Army in dealing with both the remaining and new threats that undermine security efforts throughout Colombia. “In the coming years, the use of mobile real-time technology will be paramount to tackle both the ongoing attacks by ELN the [National Liberation Army] on oil pipelines and newer threats posed by criminal narcoterrorist gangs,” Saumeth said. The primary use of the Cobra 2.0 vehicle is to combat drug trafficking and organized crime as well as border security missions. The vehicle is equipped with anti-tank missiles and both M60 E4 and 0.50 MK 40mm caliber machine guns. “It was designed to be optimally aerodynamic, extremely light, and fully adaptable using a weaponry system with a rear turret capable of firing in a 360-degree swivel motion,” Lt. Col. Forero said. At the same time, the rear of the vehicle can be transformed into an ambulance for humanitarian missions and can also be hooked to and transported by helicopter when necessary. UAV Systems Used for Counterinsurgency and Counternarcotic Missions The vehicle is also supported by a drone system that sends information directly to the commander giving him maximum situational awareness in terms of terrain and potential hostile actors. Saumeth says that Colombia is a regional pioneer in drone or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) deployment, using them intensively in the development of counterinsurgency and counter narcotics missions. “The Army uses them primarily for ground operations to increase tactical operational capacity on ISR-type missions in real-time field operations by maximizing coverage of the combat arena,” Saumeth said. Since 2013, the Army’s Special Forces have been using the Parrot AR-Drone, the Aerovironment RQ-11B Raven, and the Aerovironment RQ-20 Puma UAV’s for counter-insurgency missions. “We will start building the Cobra 3.0 in January next year,” Lt. Col. Forero said. “We have discussed using GPS tracking systems and it is very likely to be incorporated into the new version, but we haven’t yet determined which system we will use.” A select number of Cobra 3.0 models will be ready for use in mid-2017. Police Target Quick Reaction and Response Times According to Saumeth, the Colombian police force also uses a range of cutting edge ISR technology for preventive security measures, taking advantage of both quick reaction and response times. Colonel Giovanny Riaño Garzón, chief of the Counterterrorism and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Defense Unit of the National Police´s Directorate of Criminal Division and Interpol, told Diálogo that much of its work requires increased mobility and flexibility due to the Colombian terrain. “We use the latest models in anti-explosive robots including an OD model and the U.S.-manufactured Andrus remote-operated devices together with GPS-referenced coordinates in high-risk zones like Choco, Norte de Santander, Antioquia, Arauca, and Cauca,” Col. Riaño said. “The explosives we encounter are typically homemade by organized crime groups, the FARC and the ELN, with the former using grenades and the latter primarily IED’s,” Col. Riaño added. Col. Riaño also detailed how his forces will use new technologies to combat chemical and nuclear arms devices as part of their CBRNE response units. “We have about 50 radiation detectors and are prepared to deal with a potential attack using chemical weapons such as Sarin gas. At the moment we operate from Bogotá, but next year we plan to expand to various departments across the country,” Col. Riaño concluded.last_img read more

Hadzibegic takes Chateauroux: it will be a real Challenge for me!

first_imgBH expert Faruk Hadzibegovic should take the bench of Chatearoux in the coming days.The French second league club has been looking for some time for the qualitative coach, and in the race for the coach of the penultimate club on the table are Faruk Hadzibegic and Laurent Fournier.“We are negotiating for several days, and we had one serious talk today. It is really important for me that I know the team very well and it accidentally found itself in the difficult situation, so the taking the bench of Chateauroux would be a real challenge“, said Hadzibegic for SportSport.ba.Hadzibegic is without the coach engagement for nearly three years, but it is not a matter for him.“Today there are a lot of coaches that take a break for a while, and then show that they are worth. That is not problem and I have missed that work a little. I believe that  I will take Chateauroux at the end“, said Hadzibegic who was one of the candidates for the coach of the National Team of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Otherwise, during his coaching career Hadzibegic had led the National team of BiH, Sochaux, Betis, Troyes, Gaziantepspor, Diyarbakirspor, Denizlispor, Niort, Dijon, Bastia and Arles.(Source: sportsport.ba)last_img read more