India, April 9 -- More than 10 days after the single-member committee was appointed under retired justice KU Chandiwal to probe the allegations levelled against former home minister Anil Deshmukh, the investigation is yet to begin.

A section of the state leadership and legal experts feel that the probe by the committee has become redundant after the Bombay high court (HC) on March 5 ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the allegations. However, the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is likely to go ahead with the probe by the committee, constituted on March 30, to investigate into the allegations of corrupt malpractices by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh.

The government has been told that...