Mumbai, Jun 9: After a particular courtroom right here refused to grant non permanent bail to them to solid their votes within the Rajya Sabha elections to be held on Friday, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik and former minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday approached the Bombay Excessive Courtroom for reduction.
The authorized groups of Malik and Deshmukh sought permission to file pleadings difficult the particular courtroom’s order and sought an pressing listening to. Of their petitions, the 2 NCP leaders have sought that they both be granted a brief bail of sooner or later or be allowed to solid their vote on the polling sales space within the presence of an escort.
A bench of Justice P D Naik is more likely to hear the petitions of each the politicians on Friday. Deshmukh in his plea sought instructions to the Mumbai Central Jail to take him to the polling sales space for the Rajya Sabha election as an interim reduction pending the listening to of his plea.
Deshmukh has sought permission to solid his vote on Friday. Malik’s counsel Tareq Sayed talked about the plea on Thursday and sought an pressing listening to on Friday earlier than justice Naik’s courtroom. He stated he was searching for reliefs just like these sought by Deshmukh.
Deshmukh and Malik are presently lodged in jail in reference to totally different cash laundering instances being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The duo had final week filed purposes searching for non permanent bail earlier than particular decide R N Rokade.
After listening to intensive arguments by all of the events, the courtroom earlier within the day refused non permanent bail to each the leaders. The ED had opposed their pleas, saying that prisoners shouldn’t have voting rights below the Illustration of the Folks Act. Deshmukh was arrested by the ED in November 2021 in a cash laundering case.
Malik was arrested by the ED on February 23 this 12 months in reference to a cash laundering probe linked to the actions of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his aides. Within the Rajya Sabha polls to 6 seats from Maharashtra, each vote is essential for the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), of which the NCP is a constituent, to get the Sena’s second candidate- Sanjay Pawar- elected. PTI