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Former Maharashtra Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for money laundering.

The Enforcement Directorate's request to keep him in remand for nine more days was rejected and he was sent to judicial custody.

Former Maharashtra Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for money laundering.
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On Saturday (November 6), a special holiday court in Mumbai remanded former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in judicial custody for 14 days in connection with an alleged money laundering case. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is investigating the case, requested that he be remanded for another nine days, but the court rejected the ED's request and placed him in judicial custody.

After 12 hours of questioning, the ED apprehended Deshmukh late Monday night (November 1). On Tuesday, a court ordered him to remain in the agency's care until November 6. At the end of his ED captivity, he was produced before the special court.

Deshmukh and others were charged with money laundering after the CBI charged him in a corruption case involving charges of at least Rs 100 crore in bribery levelled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. Moreover, the ED launched an investigation against Deshmukh and his accomplices after the CBI filed a FIR against the NCP leader on April 21 on charges of corruption and abuse of office.

According to the ED, Deshmukh used his official position as home minister to collect Rs 4.70 crore from various bars and eateries in Mumbai through discharged officer Sachin Waze. The ED has also arrested two of Deshmukh's aides, Kundan Shinde and Sanjeev Palande, in connection with the investigation. The duo are currently in judicial custody.

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