New Delhi: The Central Bureau Of Investigation has taken former Maharashtra Residence Minister Anil Deshmukh into its custody Wednesday. This comes after the Bombay Excessive Court docket refused to listen to the plea of Deshmukh difficult a particular court docket order permitting the CBI to take him into custody in reference to its probe into corruption allegations in opposition to him.
The court docket directed that the plea be positioned earlier than one other bench. After the court docket’s order, the investigative company took Deshmukh into their custody from Arthur Highway Jail the place he’s at the moment lodged. The central company had lodged a case of extortion in opposition to him. He will probably be produced earlier than CBI Court docket at the moment.
On March 31, a particular CBI court docket allowed an utility filed by the CBI and permitted it to take into custody Deshmukh and three others – Sanjeev Palande and Kundan Shinde (Deshmukh’s former aides) and dismissed cop Sachin Waze.
Deshmukh, Palande and Shinde are in judicial custody following their arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in a cash laundering case late final 12 months.
Waze is in jail after his arrest by the NIA within the Antilia bomb scare-Mansukh Hiran killing case.
The CBI on Monday arrested Waze, Shinde, and Palande and so they had been remanded to the company’s custody until April 11 by a court docket right here. The central company, nonetheless, couldn’t take Deshmukh (71) in custody as he was admitted to the state-run JJ Hospital on April 2 following a shoulder dislocation.
Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh had in March final 12 months alleged that Deshmukh, the then-home minister, had given a goal to pick out law enforcement officials in Mumbai to gather Rs 100 crore per 30 days from eating places and bars.
Deshmukh had denied the allegations.
The CBI had lodged an FIR after conducting a preliminary inquiry in opposition to the NCP chief following an order of the Bombay Excessive Court docket in final April. After the HC order, Deshmukh had resigned from the cupboard.
After CBI filed an FIR, the Enforcement Directorate additionally launched a probe in opposition to Deshmukh on expenses of cash laundering. Deshmukh was arrested in November 2021 by the ED and was of their judicial custody until at the moment.
(with PTI inputs)