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Supreme Court dismisses petition challenging bail granted to Anil Deshmukh in corruption case

The Supreme Court has dismissed the petition challenging the order by the Bombay High Court granting bail to the former Maharashtra home minister and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh by CBI in a case of corruption over alleged illegal gratification from bar owners and transfers of corrupt police officials in Maharashtra.

A bench comprising of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Justice V Ramasubramanian and Justice JB Pardiwala denied to entertain the special leave petition (SLP) filed by the CBI.

CJI DY Chandrachud told the Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta that the bail granted in the PMLA case was affirmed.

The bench then dismiss the petition clarifying that the observations made by the High Court will not influence the trial and are only limited to the issue of bail.

Anil Deshmukh has been under custody since his arrest on November 2, 2021.

The Bombay High Court had earlier granted bail to the former Home Minister in a money laundering case, however the Supreme Court refused to set aside.

Deshmukh remained in jail due to the CBI case.

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