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SC to hear former Maharashtra HM Anil Deshmukh’s plea seeking bail in the money laundering case

Lawstreet Journal 31 May 2022 5:19pm

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Supreme Court to hear former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s plea seeking bail in the money laundering case being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate

Sr Adv Kapil Sibal for Deshmukh:  My only request is that my bail should be granted.

Bench: Tell us one thing? When will it be heard now?

Sibal: I only want my app to be heard. Let it be heard on re opening.

Sibal: He's a very sick man and 73 years old. It was filed on March 25.

Supreme Court is hearing the bail plea of Anil Deshmukh, accused in a money-laundering case being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate

Bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and BV Nagarathna hearing case

Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal appears for the petitioner

Sibal: Lordships had said to be heard in a month we're in June almost.

Justice BVN: Because vacation matter had not been listed.

Order: Because of paucity of time it appears that Petitioner's bail plea pending has not been heard by the HC. We're not examining the issue, but the petitioner has already filed the bail plea. We direct the HC to hear the case as expeditiously as possible.

J Rastogi: You want a date?

Sibal: yes my lords. 10 days perhaps.

J BVN: We cannot give a date. 
Order: We hope it's heard and taken up expeditiously.

J Rastogi: In trial courts they keep asking for extension after extension.

J BVN: If you move an application to be listed, you take advantage of that and argue.

Sibal (laughs): Deeply obliged.

ORDER 
The application was filed on March 25 and was listed on 3 occasions and it… Continue Reading...


Tagged: Anil Deshmukh   Maharashtra Home Minister   Sr Adv Kapil Sibal   Enforcement Directorate   Justice Ajay Rastogi   Justice BV Nagarathna      Bombay High Court   Money Laundering  
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