Anil Deshmukh, a former home minister for Maharashtra and NCP leader, was freed from Mumbai’s Arthur Road prison on Wednesday. After the necessary paperwork was filed and sureties were provided, he was released. His attorney, Aniket Nikam, stated that the CBI had submitted a new appeal for an extension of the stay on the judgment giving him bail yesterday. “On behalf of CBI, a new appeal was submitted yesterday asking for an extension of the stay order. The High Court denied the application “said Nikam. Deshmukh is required to comply with the investigation and cannot leave Mumbai’s jurisdiction without first receiving permission from the trial court, according to the terms set down by the court.
Anil Deshmukh was granted conditional bail by the Bombay High Court on December 12 in exchange for a Rs 1 lakh bond, but the CBI afterward requested a stay order so that they may appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, which the Bombay HC approved.
A 10-day stay was granted, and it was then extended until December 27. Tuesday, the Bombay High Court dismissed the request for a further extension of days. The NCP leader was the target of a corruption investigation by the CBI.