MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday said he had no complaints against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of any harassment while in lock-up.
Senior NCP leader Anil Deshmukh who is presently in ED custody in an alleged money laundering case, submitted a handwritten application for retraction of his statement recorded during his ED custody.
Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Friday granted three days ED custody.
Deshmukh’s plea said that he is 72 years old and suffers from ischemic heart disease, various ailments, and deteriorating health. He listed a list of ailments including insomnia and mild COPD on exertion.
He said, “ever since my unlawful and illegal arrest on the midnight of November 1-2, I have been grilled for hours together without any concrete or purposeful questions.’’
“Repeated similar questions have been put to me with malafide intent to obtain different answers. Every attempt has been made to confuse and impair my thinking process knowing fully well that my body may not be able to take 9-10 hours of constant stress every day,” he added.
“I never evaded any answer and always rendered full cooperation’’ he said stating he however now retracts answers that may have been taken in a “malafide manner from me by creating stress, confusion and mental obfuscation owing to my physical distress.’’

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