Anil deshmukh Homeminister of maharastra CBI Corruption money laundering

Sanika Deshpande-

Published on: October 31, 2021 at 14:20 IST.

The High Court of Bombay rejected a Plea filed by former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh.

The Bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice SV Kotwal observed that “The statutory remedy of Applicant to approach the competent Court under Section 438 of Cr.P.C. is kept open to considered by the Court on its own merits.”

The bench added, “To conclude, the Applicant (Mr. Deshmukh) has failed to make out a Case under Section 482 (saving of inherent powers of High Court) CrPC and for no coercive action against the Applicant. Like any other person apprehending Arrest, he shall approach the competent Court under Section 438 of CrPC,” the HC Held.

Earlier, on April 5 when a Division Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni had directed CBI to conduct inquiry into the allegations of corruption and money laundering against Anil Deshmukh. 

He later stepped down as Home Minister the same day.

Later, on April 21, CBI had registered FIR against Mr.Deshmukh under Sections 120B of IPC and Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act.

Thereafter, the Enforcement Directorate stepped in and issued 5 summons against Deshmukh. 

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