A Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai has rejected the bail petition of former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan scam. AIR correspondent reports that NCP leader and former Deputy Chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal had sought bail on health grounds saying he had multiple problems, including diabetes, blood pressure, chronic asthama and blockages in heart. Designated PMLA Judge P R

Bhavake, however, rejected Bhujbal’s bail application following Enforcement Directorate’s objection that investigations was still on in the case. Further, ED lawyer had opposed bail saying the diseases cited by Bhujbal are not new; adding that he is being given proper medical treatment.
Bhujbal is currently lodged at Arthur Road Prison along with his nephew and former MP, Sameer who was also arrested in the same case on similar charges.

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