Court allows Anil Deshmukh to travel outside Mumbai, to deposit Rs 1 lakh as security
PTC News Desk: Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, who is currently out on bail in the Rs 100 crore extortion case, was granted permission to travel outside Greater Mumbai until January 31, 2024 on Thursday.
A Special Court in Mumbai granted him relief from his bail condition on the condition that the former state Home Minister submit Rs one lakh as security in court before leaving Greater Mumbai. Deshmukh must also share his travel itinerary with the investigating agency in advance.
"Anil V Deshmukh is permitted to travel outside Greater Mumbai as per the itinerary within India till 31.01.2024...He shall adhere to the terms and conditions of the order dated 12.12.2022, passed by the Hon'ble Bombay High Court in Criminal Bail Application No.2927 of 2022," the order stated.
"He shall also not interact with any of the witnesses who are cited in the complaint in any manner or influence them...He shall furnish an itinerary of his travel to the office of CBI, Mumbai, before leaving Greater Mumbai. He shall deposit Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees One lakh only) as security with the Registry of this Court before leaving Greater Mumbai," it added.
Deshmukh is also required to notify the CBI's Mumbai office of his return to Greater Mumbai.
Anil Deshmukh was released from Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail in December of last year after the Bombay High Court denied the Central Bureau of Investigation's request to extend his bail stay.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Deshmukh in November 2021, alleging that he abused his position as state home minister and collected Rs 4.70 crore from various Mumbai bars through the help of some police officers.