Chhagan Bhujbal files bail plea on money laundering case

Former Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, today filed a fresh bail application.

Published: 27th July 2017 11:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2017 11:55 PM   |  A+A-

NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal. | File Photo

By PTI

MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, today filed a fresh bail application.

The court had rejected his bail plea last year after he was arrested in March 2016.

The NCP MLA said in his fresh application before the special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) that it had been over a year since his arrest, and his custody was not required as the investigation was over.

The ED has alleged that Bhujbal and his family received kickbacks for grant of contracts for construction of Maharashtra Sadan (state guest house) in Delhi and Kalina Central library in Mumbai.

Bhujbal was then Public Works Department minister.

The PMLA court has asked the ED to file a reply to the bail plea.

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