The Maharashtra government has approached the Bombay High Court challenging summons issued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to state Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte and Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Pandey in connection with the corruption FIR against former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
The CBI recently summoned Kunte and Pandey for the third time after the Mumbai Police asked CBI director Subodh Jaiswal to appear before the BKC cyber police.
On Wednesday, a division bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and Sarang Kotwal posted the matter for hearing on October 20 after it was mentioned.
The cyber police are investigating the leak of the controversial phone tapping report prepared by IPS officer Rashmi Shukla, then head of the State Intelligence Department.
CBI's corruption FIR is based on Ex-Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh's letter to the Chief Minister Uddhav Thakare alleging that Deshmukh had asked dismissed cop Sachin Waze and two other officers to illegally collect Rs 100 crore from bar owners every month for him.
Singh also accused Deshmukh of political influence in police transfers.
The CBI initially undertook a preliminary inquiry based on Bombay High Court's orders on four petitions, on April 5.
Pursuant to the PE, CBI registered an FIR against Deshmukh on April 21 under sections 7 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.