The court questioned how the then chief secretary Sitaram Kunte could sign on the three names proposed for the post of Maharashtra DGP on November 1 and then make a U-turn on the same.
The Maharashtra Police Department's credibility suffered perhaps a never-before dent during the year.
Maharashtra Police arrest ex-head of State Examination Council for irregularities in Teachers' Eligibility Test
A separate case has been registered against Dere for his alleged involvement in malpractices in the 2018 TET.
The case was registered on July 22 based on a complaint filed by real estate developer Shyamsunder Agrawal.
The Thane police chief said that 'having two special public prosecutors will affect the case' and hence requested to cancel the appointment of advocate Pradeep Gharat in the case.
Mumbai crime branch grills ex-CP Parambir Singh for seven hours in extortion case, suspension likely
Parambir Singh is facing five separate charges of extortion and corruption in which former state home minister Anil Deshmukh and dismissed Mumbai police officer Sachin Vaze have also been named.
'I am shocked to know that a person who has held the post of police commissioner of Mumbai and Thane should feel threat to his life,' Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil said.
The former minister had skipped at least four summonses issued by the ED in the case, but after the Bombay High Court last week refused to quash them, he appeared before the agency.
The drama unfolded at Digraj village, five km from Rahuri town, said Manoj Patil, Ahmednagar district Superintendent of Police.
As per RTI reply, 370 Maharashtra police officers/staff members (excluding Mumbai) and 123 of Mumbai police died while on COVID-19 duty till September 14 this year.
State Director General of Police Sanjay Pandey confirmed the implementation of the initiative, which was first tried out in Nagpur city, Amarvati city and Pune Rural.
After that, the accused was arrested and booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and also under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Terror suspect nabbed by Delhi cops was under watch, no intelligence failure by Maha police: Minister
The Delhi Police's Special Cell on Tuesday busted a Pakistan-organised terror module with the arrest of six men out of whom one person hails from Mumbai.
The raiding team initially seized banned gutka, paan masala and scented tobacco from a grocery shop in the area.
A team from the National Commission for Women met Pandey in connection with the Sakinaka rape case during the day.