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Anil Deshmukh Money Laundering Case: ED Custody extended till November 15

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Chaini Parwani –

Published On: November 12, 2021 at 16:58 IST

A Special Court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act PMLA on Friday prolonged the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) Custody of Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh till November 15 in association with a Multi-Crore Money Laundering Case.

A Special Holiday Court on November 6 had directed Deshmukh to Judicial Custody after dismissing the ED’s Petition pleading extension of his remand.

Further after one day, the Bombay High Court overruled the Lower Court’s Order, directing Deshmukh in ED remand till November 12.

Furthermore, the 71-year-old NCP leader on Friday was presented before Special PMLA Court Judge HS Sathbhai, who extended his custody till November 15.

The Investigation against Deshmukh and his associates was initiated by the ED after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a First Information Report (FIR) following a Court observed enquiry into allegations of corruption and misuse of his official position.

ED had issued five summons to Deshmukh, to which he responded seeking permission to attend the questioning through his authorised representatives.

Further Deshmukh had argued the drafts before the Bombay High Court which wherein his Plea was rejected and he was directed to take necessary steps to appear in the Courts for Anticipatory Bail.

Deshmukh approached before the ED Officials on Monday, November 1 and after examining for about 12 hours, Deshmukh was arrested post midnight on Tuesday.

Further the Mumbai Court had approved ED custody of Deshmukh till November 6, 2021.

Furthermore, the Petition for extension of custody was denied and Deshmukh was remanded to Judicial Custody of 14 days.