Deshmukh is the prime accused in the probe initiated by ED after CBI filed FIR following a into allegations of corruption and misuse of his official position.
Simultaneously, Deshmukh had challenged the summons before the Bombay High Court, which dismissed his petition while directing him to take appropriate steps to approach the courts for anticipatory bail.
The former Maharashtra Home Minister appeared before the ED officials and after a 12-hour interrogation, he was arrested and remanded to ED custody till November 6, 2021.
A Sessions Court then turned down the ED’s plea for extension of custody, and he was remanded to judicial custody of 14 days. This order was set aside by the Bombay High Court in a special Sunday sitting after ED challenged the same.
The High Court then remanded Deshmukh to ED custody till November 12, which was extended till November 15. After that, the NCP leader was sent to judicial custody where he remains till date.
Deshmukh’s plea came 10 days after the Special Court rejected his default bail application.