Amidst the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra, BJP held a protest against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, demanding his resignation.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh hails from Nagpur. Apart from the different locations in Mumbai, BJP also held a protest in Nagpur. Meanwhile, the administration has deployed police outside his residence in Nagpur.
At present, COVID-19 restrictions have been imposed in the city amid rising cases.
It comes a day after former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray alleging that Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was indulged in "malpractices" and asked suspended API Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore every month.
The allegations were made a day after Deshmukh had said that Param Bir Singh was moved out as Mumbai Police Commissioner so that cases pertaining to Waze were probed without obstruction.
In the letter, Param Bir Singh, who has now been posted as Commandant General of Home Guards, said that he has been "made a scapegoat to divert attention from the actual wrongdoers".In the eight-page letter, Singh has complained of "political interference" by Deshmukh.He said the case about a car with explosives having been found near Antilia, the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, was being investigated by the ATS and the NIA and all his officers rendered "all necessary assistance for a free and fair investigation".
Singh said that at one of the briefing sessions in the wake of the Antilia incident in mid-March 2021, he had told Thackeray about "several misdeeds and malpractices being indulged into by the Home Minister"
(With inputs from ANI)