- ED arrested NCP leader Deshmukh on November 2, 2021
- Deshmukh is currently in judicial custody
- ED did not take cognizance of the charge sheet filed
A special court on Tuesday dismissed the application of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh seeking bail on technical grounds in an alleged money laundering case. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Deshmukh was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on November 2, 2021 and is currently in judicial custody.
Deshmukh argued in his application that the special court hearing cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act did not take cognizance of the charge sheet filed by the ED before sending him to further judicial custody. Deshmukh said that therefore, he is entitled to bail on technical grounds (default). The ED opposed the application saying that the charge sheet was filed within the stipulated time. Special Judge RN Rokade dismissed the NCP leader’s plea.
Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Wajhe appeared before Chandiwal Commission
Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and sacked Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze appeared before the Chandiwal Commission in the 100 crore recovery case. The commission is probing the corruption charges leveled against Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. On December 13 too, Anil Deshmukh Chandiwal appeared before the commission for investigation.
Former police officer Sachin Wajhe’s lawyer Yogesh Naidu answered questions from Anil Deshmukh. He asked when did you first come to know that Parambir Singh had written the letter on 20 March 2021. In response to this, Deshmukh said that I came to know about the letter which was written to the Chief Minister as it had gone viral on social media. Did the Chief Minister send you that letter? On this, Deshmukh said that after this I had met the CM at his Varsha bungalow.
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Naidu- Did the CM ask you for any kind of answer at this time?
Deshmukh- I had clarified about this letter in that meeting but there was no comment from CM on it.
Naidu- Will it be correct to say that you were called by the CM at that time with reference to the same letter.
Deshmukh: No, there were other important things as well. After that this letter was mentioned. Singh was relieved from commissioner duty on March 17 and this letter was written. This letter was politically motivated and its content was heard from the ears.
Naidu- Is it correct to say that when Singh was DG Home Guard or CP Mumbai, he used to report to you.
Deshmukh – When he was CP Mumbai, he used to report to me but when he became DG Home Guard, he did not report.
Naidu – Is it correct to say that DG Home Guard also has to report to you (HM).
Deshmukh – yes
Naidu- Is it correct to say that you had initiated disciplinary proceedings against him regarding Miss Conduct?
Deshmukh – yes
Naidu – Did you take any legal action regarding Singh’s letter?
Deshmukh – No.
Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Wajhe.