- Bombay HC sets aside special court order remanding Anil Deshmukh to judicial custody
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Sunday remanded Anil Deshmukh, former Home minister of Maharashtra, to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate till November 12. It set aside the earlier order of the special court remanding him to judicial custody for 14 days.
Anil Deshmukh was accused in a case of money laundering of several crores of rupees.
He had stepped down from his post earlier this year after allegations of bribery against him. Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh had accused him of using the police department to extort up to Rs 100 crore a month.
Deshmukh appeared before the ED on November 1 after claims that he had gone missing. He was arrested the same day after several hours of interrogation.
The next day, a special holiday court remanded him to ED’s custody till Saturday, November 6. At the end of the remand, he was produced in court where the ED sought extension of his custody. However, the court rejected the request and sent him to judicial custody.
The ED had challenged the special court order, arguing that it was against the principles of natural justice.
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