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Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh will not be able to celebrate Diwali at home, CBI court rejects bail plea

Mumbai. A special court in Mumbai on Friday rejected the bail plea of ​​former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with alleged corruption and abuse of official position. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is investigating the case. Deshmukh had also filed a bail application in this case after the Mumbai High Court granted him bail on October 4 in the Enforcement Directorate case registered against him in a money laundering case.

Special CBI Court Judge SH Gwalani dismissed his plea after hearing the arguments of both the sides. The detailed order of the court is not yet available. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader was arrested on November 2 in 2021 and has been in judicial custody since then. He was admitted to a private hospital last week for coronary angiography.

IPS officer Parambir Singh had alleged

In March 2021, senior IPS officer Parambir Singh alleged that the then state home minister Anil Deshmukh had given a target to police officers to collect Rs 100 crore per month from restaurants and bars in Mumbai. Former assistant police inspector Sachin Waje, arrested in March 2021 in the ‘Antilia’ explosive material case, had also leveled similar allegations against him.

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In April 2021, the High Court had directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry. Based on this investigation, the CBI had registered an FIR against Deshmukh and his associates for alleged corruption and abuse of official power. Anil Deshmukh resigned as Home Minister in April 2021 after the High Court ordered a CBI inquiry into the corruption allegations leveled against him by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Singh.

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