new Delhi. Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, surrounded by corruption charges, has finally been released from jail after 1 year. Released from Arthur Road Jail on Wednesday morning. Earlier on Tuesday, the Bombay High Court refused to stay its order granting him bail in a corruption case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Let us tell you that Maharashtra’s Nationalist Congress Party leader Anil Deshmukh was in jail since November 2021.
He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in an alleged money laundering case. Significantly, all the formalities of the release were completed before Anil Deshmukh came out and after that Deshmukh was released from jail on Wednesday evening after paying the bail amount.
Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh is released from Arthur road jail in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/a3OKktDrq8
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His lawyer Aniket Nikam said the CBI had moved another application yesterday to stay the order granting him bail. Nikam said, “Another application was filed yesterday by the CBI, seeking further extension of the stay order. The application was dismissed by the High Court.” While granting bail, the court has also imposed several conditions.
As per the conditions, Anil Deshmukh cannot leave Mumbai without the prior approval of the trial court and will also have to cooperate with the investigation. Anil Deshmukh was granted conditional bail by the Bombay High Court on December 12 on a surety of Rs 1 lakh, but the CBI filed an application for a stay order to challenge it in the Supreme Court, which was granted by the Bombay High Court. A moratorium of 10 days was granted, and was later extended till December 27. On Tuesday, the petition was dismissed by the Bombay High Court.