Anil Deshmukh, a former Maharashtra minister who was arrested in a corruption case earlier this month, was today sentenced to 14 days in judicial detention. His desire for home-cooked meals, however, was denied by the special court. “You start with jail cuisine. If not, I’ll think about it “According to the judge.
In light of the 71-year-medical old’s state, the court granted his request for a bed.
Mr. Deshmukh, Maharashtra’s former Home Minister, was detained on November 1 in connection with a money laundering investigation. After questioning him for 12 hours at their Mumbai office, the Enforcement Directorate conducted the arrest.
After the Central Bureau of Probe filed a corruption complaint against Mr Deshmukh in April, the agency began its investigation.
Former Mumbai police officer Parambir Singh was accused of bribes of Rs 100 crore, which led to the money laundering case.
According to the CBI, Mr Deshmukh abused his position as home minister by collecting Rs. 4.70 crore from city bars and eateries with the help of retired police officer Sachin Waze.
Mr Deshmukh has denied all charges of impropriety, claiming that the investigation was based solely on the spiteful statements of a corrupted cop (Sachin Waze).
Mr Deshmukh resigned from his position earlier this year after a dispute with Parambir Singh, who is presently missing, over bribery claims.
His retirement came only hours after the Bombay High Court ordered a preliminary CBI inquiry into Mr Singh’s charges in the case, which began in February with the discovery of a car packed with explosives near Mukesh Ambani’s Mumbai residence. The deadline for submitting the report was set at 15 days.
Parambir Singh is now accused of corruption, and the Mumbai Police Department and the state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau have both filed charges against him.
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