HC adjourns hearing on ex-Maha minister Anil Deshmukh’s bail plea till Dec 2

In his bail plea in the HC, Deshmukh said he is suffering from several ailments and is incarcerated since almost a year and the trial in the case may not commence anytime soon.

The plea claimed the special court while refusing him bail merely did a “cut, copy and paste” of the CBI charge sheet.

Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh in March 2021 alleged that Deshmukh, who was then the state home minister, had given a target to police officers to collect Rs 100 crore per month from restaurants and bars in Mumbai.

Former assistant police inspector Sachin Waze, arrested in the case of an explosives-laden vehicle found near the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani last year, had also levelled similar allegations.

The high court in April 2021 directed the CBI to carry out a preliminary inquiry.

The CBI, based on this inquiry, registered an FIR against Deshmukh and his associates for alleged corruption and misuse of official power.

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