Anil Deshmukh & Nawab Malik’s bail plea to vote in Rajya Sabha elections denied by Mumbai court

In a short response, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) claimed that convicts do not have voting rights.

Advertisement

An appeal by incarcerated former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh. And minority affairs minister Nawab Malik for one-day bail. In order to vote in the Rajya Sabha elections on Friday was dismissed by a special court in Mumbai on Thursday.

Deshmukh was arrested in November of last year in connection with a corruption case. While Malik was nabbed in connection with a money laundering case involving fugitive mobster Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and some of his close friends.

The Enforcement Directorate had opposed both NCP leaders’ bail applications. Moreover, claiming that prisoners do not have voting rights under the Representation of the People Act. And that a person incarcerated in prison cannot vote in any elections, regardless of. Whether he is serving a sentence or is awaiting trial.

Anil Deshmukh is the main accused in the money laundering case filed against him. According to the central investigate agency. Who is currently in judicial custody. According to the ED, Deshmukh allegedly took advantage of his position as home minister. Furthermore, by collecting 4.70 crore from several Mumbai bars. Also, through the help of some police personnel.

The ED nabbed Nawab Malik on February 23 this year in a money laundering case involving fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his associates.

The Rajya Sabha elections are critical for the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP coalition. Maharashtra will see a Rajya Sabha election for the first time in over two decades, with seven candidates vying for six seats.

The ruling Shiv Sena has nominated two candidates, while its Maha Vikas Aghadi partners NCP and Congress have each submitted one candidate, while the opposition BJP has nominated three. The fight is between Dhananjay Mahadik of the BJP and Sanjay Pawar of the Shiv Sena.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time