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AMN / MUMBAI

A Special Holiday Court today remanded former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to 14-day judicial custody in connection with an alleged money laundering case.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the case, sought his remand for nine more days, but the court refused the probe agency’s plea and sent him to judicial custody.

Deshmukh was arrested by the ED late Monday night after 12 hours of questioning. A court had on Tuesday remanded him in the agency’s custody till 6th of November. He was produced before the Special Court at the end of his ED custody today.

The money laundering case against Deshmukh and others was made out after the Central Bureau of Investigation booked him in a corruption case related to allegations of at least 100 crore rupees bribery made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.

Besides, the ED had initiated a probe against Deshmukh and his associates after the CBI filed its FIR against the NCP leader on 21st of April on charges of corruption and misuse of official position.