Top court upholds bail to Anil Deshmukh
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the Bombay High Court order granting bail to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in a money laundering case.
Arrested on November 2, 2021, the NCP leader will not be released from the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai as of now, as he is also facing a corruption case registered by the CBI.
A Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli said the observations made by the HC in its order would not affect the trial in the case and dismissed the appeal filed by the ED.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED, submitted the high court has erred in its finding and almost conducted a mini trial on a bail petition. He claimed evidence of the case was selectively discussed by the high court which resulted in perverse finding.