The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has succeeded in getting extension of custody of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh till November 15.
Deshmukh, was granted magisterial custody till November 14 by a special court. But ED moved the High Court to get his custody till November 12. On Friday the ED custody has again been extended till November 15.
Meanwhile, a hearing on former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s son, Hrishikesh Deshmukh’s anticipatory bail plea in a money laundering case is adjourned till November 22. Court has not given any interim protection.
Deshmukh is facing charges of money laundering and extortion. The charges were levied against him by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. However, Singh himself has been reported absconding since then.
Deshmukh was alleged to have demanded Rs 100 crore per month, to be collected from restaurants and bars in Mumbai. The demand was made through a police officer Sachin Waze, who has been arrested and is in jail.