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The Supreme Court Tuesday pulled up former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh for interfering in the enforcement of a law to regulate private money lending in the state.Deshmukh is currently union minister for heavy industries.

“The chief minister has no business to interfere in the functioning of the 1946 Act to regulate money lending in the state,” said Justice G.S. Singhvi in the judgment, concurring with Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly.

Speaking for the bench, Justice Ganguly dismissed the Maharashtra government’s appeal challenging the Bombay High Court order indicting Deshmukh and imposing a fine of Rs.25,000.

Dismissing the appeal, the apex court enhanced the cost to Rs.10 lakh.

Deshmukh invited the reprimand of the apex court for interfering with the police action on a complaint by farmers alleging family members of Congress MLA Dilip Kumar Sananda were involved in money lending.

Deshmukh’s private secretary Ambadas had asked the police not to register a FIR on the complaint of the farmers. This instruction of Ambadas was recorded in the police diary.

Subsequently, Deshmukh called the district collector and instructed him that he would personally look into the matter before any action was taken on the complaint against the family members of Sananda.

Deshmukh was indicted by the high court on both these counts. The apex court has slammed him for interfering in the enforcement of the state law for regulating private money lending.

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Digvijay mote
5 years 8 months ago
India Is Corrupt; Because Judiciary is Corrupt Punch Line:- “Indian ‘JUDICIARY & DEMOCRACY’ is in DANGER; when 867 Judges, forming Vertical Section of Indian Judiciary, who have NEVER Learned to OBEY the LAW are given THE RIGHT to COMMAND” Our Aim:- To have ABLE JUDGEs to preside the Courts ; Who are Impartial, Clean, Good, Transparent , Accountable to People and Rule-of-Law. Why? : – It is the Indian JUDICIARY; which ultimately decides whether or not a person is Corrupt, Criminal, Fraud, Cheat, Contemner etc.,. Appeal: – We solicit Your Support of Men & Resources; to “prosecute 867 Judges, forming… Read more »
5 years 10 months ago

Is he the CM or Union Minister…. please decide…..