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Enforcement Directorate moves Supreme Court against Bombay HC order granting bail to Anil Deshmukh

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday filed an application in the Supreme Court, challenging the bail granted by the Bombay High Court to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, arrested in a case registered under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The matter was mentioned before the Bench of Chief Justice of India Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

The Apex Court agreed to hear the matter and directed the Registry to list it accordingly.  

On October 4, the Single-Judge Bench of Justice N.J. Jamadar had granted bail to Deshmukh, a leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). after observing that the first two components of credit in the Trust did not form the proceeds of crime.

As for the third component, the statement of dismissed Assistant Police Inspector of Mumbai Sachin Waze fell in the favour of Deshmukh. Besides, the applicant was given the benefit under Section 45 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the High Court had ruled.

It noted that the bail order will come into effect from October 13.However, the NCP leader had remained in the judicial custody at Arthur Road prison since he was being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also in a corruption case.

CBI had booked Deshmukh and others on the basis of a complaint filed by Advocate Dr. Jaishri Patil, alleging them of indulging in corrupt practices during the period between 2019 and 2021.

The probe followed the directions issued by the Bombay High Court on April 5, 2021, while hearing the petition of former Commissioner of Mumbai Police, Param Bir Singh.

The ED then initiated money laundering proceedings against the former Minister on the basis of CBI’s FIR. Deshmukh was arrested by ED in November, 2021.

The NCP leader was sent to ED custody till November 15. He was later remanded to the judicial custody, where he remains till date.

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