FORMER MAHARASHTRA MINISTER ANIL DESHMUKH SENT TO 14 DAYS IN JUDICIAL CUSTODY

Former home minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh has been sent on a 14-day judicial custody by a court on Sunday in a money laundering and corruption case. In April this year, an FIR was registered against MR. Deshmukh under Section 120B and Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. 

Anil Singh, the Additional Solicitor General representing the ED also appeared in court demanding an extension of nine days. The former minister was arrested on November 1, after a 12-hour long questioning and sent to the ED on Saturday. He has applied for an anticipatory bail which will be heard by the court on November 12. 

It was earlier this year when former Police Commissioner Paran Bit Singh wrote to the CM, Uddhav Thackeray that MR. Deshmukh had abused his position to avail illegal monetary funds, adding that the minister asked police officer Sachin Vaze to collect over Rs. 100 crore from hotels and bars. The High Court later directed an inquiry by the CBI.

 

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