NEW DELHI: Former Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh has been remanded to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till Nov 15 in connection with an alleged money laundering case.
The ED had arrested Deshmukh last week. A special holiday court on November 6 had sent the NCP leader to judicial custody after rejecting the ED’s plea seeking extension of his remand. However, a day later, the Bombay High Court set aside the lower court’s order and sent Deshmukh in ED remand till November 12.
Arguing against further extension of his ED remand on Friday, Deshmukh’s lawyer said that agency had agreed to the high court order for custody till Nov 12, and was it was binding. He called seeking further remand an unfair “ruse” to keep Deshmukh in custody.
PMLA court judge HS Sathbhai, after hearing the arguments, extended Deshmukh’s custody till November 15.
In a related development, a Mumbai sessions court adjourned to November 20 a plea for pre-arrest bail filed by Hrishikesh Deshmukh, son of arrested Anil Deshmukh, in a money laundering case.

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