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Mumbai court allows Chaggan Bhujbal to vote in presidential polls

Mumbai city news: Bhujbal had last week approached the special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) seeking permission to cast his vote for the selection process of the President.

mumbai Updated: Jul 03, 2017 16:25 IST
Charul Shah
Bhujbal had last week approached the special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) seeking permission to cast his vote for the selection process of the President.
Bhujbal had last week approached the special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) seeking permission to cast his vote for the selection process of the President. (File)

A PMLA court on Monday allowed jailed NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal to cast his vote for Presidential elections to be held on July 17.

Bhujbal had last week approached the special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) seeking permission to cast his vote for the selection process of the President.

The court has asked the prosecution to file a reply on his plea, and scheduled the hearing for later this week.

Bhujbal was arrested in March last year by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The agency later in June 2016, filed a complaint before the PMLA court against Bhujbal his nephew Sameer, and 51 other accused, which also includes Bhujbal’s son Pankaj.

The ED has in its complaint alleged that from 2006, the Bhujbals and their associates laundered money to the tune of Rs4,264.25 crore. The complaint further alleged that the former deputy CM laundered money to the tune of Rs291.71 crore, while Sameer and Pankaj had laundered Rs359.30 crore each.

Read: Jailed NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal wants to cast vote in presidential polls