Money laundering case: Bombay HC rejects Chhagan Bhujbal’s bail plea
The Bombay high court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of former Maharashtra minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal, who is presently in jail in a money laundering case.india Updated: Jun 16, 2016 17:46 IST
The Bombay high court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of former Maharashtra minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal, who is presently in jail in a money laundering case.
Bhujbal on Tuesday approached the high court seeking bail citing a critical heart ailment after a special PMLA court rejected his bail plea earlier.
As per reports, Bhujbal’s counsel argued that the 69-year-old leader was suffering from a terminal illness which needed immediate treatment.
The special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on May 13 rejected Bhujbal’s bail plea.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had arrested Chhagan Bhujbal’s associate and chartered accountant Sunil Naik in May in connection with the case.
The ED is probing Bhujbal, his son Pankaj and nephew Sameer in the case concerning a contract given to a builder in 2005 without inviting tenders when he was the state’s PWD minister.
The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau had earlier filed two FIRs against the Bhujbals and others under the provisions of the PMLA to probe the Delhi-based Maharashtra Sadan scam and the Kalina land grabbing case.
First Published: Jun 16, 2016 17:46 IST