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  • Chhagan Bhujbal followers stage protest for his release

    Nashik: Thousands of MLA Chhagan Bhujbal’s supporters convened by Bhujbal Samanvai Samiti on Tuesday thronged the district collectors offices and tehsil offices throughout Maharashtra and at some places in India demanding the government to release him. The former deputy CM and his nephew Sameer are incarcerated on charges of money laundering and Maharashtra Sadan construction cases.

  • Maharashtra: Chhagan Bhujbal’s followers to launch protest, demanding his release

    Nashik: Supporters of NCP leader and former deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal, who has been in jail since March 2016, will demonstrate at all tehsil offices and collectorates throughout India on Tuesday demanding his release from custody and terming the government action as ‘sudbuddhi’ (vendetta). The demonstrations will begin at 11 am, according to a press release from the Bhujbal Samanvai Samiti in Nashik.

  • Chhagan Bhujbal and Sameer Bhujbal bail plea rejected once again

    Mumbai: In a major setback to the Nationalist Congress Party leader and former deputy minister Chhagan Bhujbal, the court on Monday rejected his bail application filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with the cases.

  • Maharashtra: 103 MLAs seek status of farmers’ loan waiver from state government

    Nagpur: In a bid to know about the current status of the farmers’ loan waiver scheme, 103-odd curious legislators across the party lines, including NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, who is currently serving jail sentence in a money laundering case, have written to the government on this issue.

  • Mumbai: Keen to end tariq-pe-tariq, Chhagan Bhujbal team ups the ante for bail

    Mumbai: After the Supreme Court struck down Section 45 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), it has boosted prospects of former Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal’s bail. Interestingly, Bhujbal’s bail application was filed in July this year and since then it has only been ‘tariq pe tariq’ – a much popular line from Damini, a Hindi film.

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    Mumbai: ED opposes Chhagan Bhujbal’s bail plea

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday vehemently opposed the application moved by former deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal, seeking bail. The central agency claimed that Bhujbal has given an explanation of only Rs 30 crore out of the total Rs 847 crore, the amount which he is accused of siphoning and laundering.

  • Mumbai: Political stakes high to keep Chhagan Bhujbal in prison

    Mumbai: The legal struggle continues for Chhagan Bhujbal, as his fire to come out and get on with political rallies and more so take on opponents is visible when he interacts with party workers when they meet him the court.

  • Mumbai: Chhagan Bhujbal waits for bail, ED attaches his properties

    Mumbai: Just prior to the hearing on former Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal’s application for bail, the ED has attached former’s properties, which the agency claims are worth Rs 20.41 crores. Interestingly, these properties include the house willed to Bhujbal by his grandmother and another which he had got under the MLA quota.

  • ED attaches Rs 20 cr assets in Chhagan Bhujbal PMLA case

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a fresh order attaching assets worth Rs 20.41 crore in connection with its money laundering probe against former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal and others.

  • Mumbai: Supreme Court quashes harsh bail term in PMLA case against Chhagan Bhujbal

    Mumbai: After having spent more than a year in Arthur Road jail, there is finally some ray of hope for former deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal. This ‘respite’ comes after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision striking down the controversial provision of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) which imposes some conditions for granting bail.

  • Two cases against Chhagan Bhujbal transferred to PMLA court

    Mumbai: A special Anti-Corruption Bureau court today allowed the Enforcement Directorate’s plea and transferred two cases against former Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court.

  • Arthur Road jail: Another disaster waiting to happen

    Mumbai: Arthur Road Jail, which houses the most notorious criminals, is in a dilapidated condition with disaster waiting to happen. The inmates have complained that the ceilings of all the 14 cells have developed deep cracks and the slabs are likely to collapse anytime. A senior official of Maharashtra Prisons Authority told the Free Press Journal that the ‘Anda cell,’ which is bomb and bullet-proof barrack constructed to house 26/11

  • Two jailed Maharashtra NCP legislators cast votes

    Mumbai: Two Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislators on Monday briefly stepped out of jails to vote in the Presidential election here on Monday. They are former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal and Ramesh Kadam, both currently in custody for various corruption offences.

  • Maharashtra ACB registers case against Chhagan Bhujbal’s son and nephew

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra ACB Bureau on Thursday registered an FIR against the son and a nephew of former PWD minister ChhaganBhujbal and raided their residences and offices for “fraudulently” obtaining a plot in Mumbai and illegally constructing a commercial complex on it. Apart from Bhujbal’s son Pankaj and nephew Sameer, some senior bureaucrats who worked with the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) during the relevant period have also

  • I-T department attaches Rs 300-crore benami properties of jailed Chhagan Bhujbal and family

    New Delhi/Mumbai: ‘Benami’ assets worth Rs 300 crore of NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal and his family have been attached by the Income Tax Department, which has slapped charges under a newly enacted criminal law against them. The department said the assets were allegedly created by them using a maze of about four dozen shell companies.

  • Mumbai: Court seeks footage of Pankaj Bhujbal threatening witnesses on premises

    Mumbai: The Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Court on Wednesday passed an order for providing Closed Circuit Television Camera (CCTVs) footages of the court premises outside the Special PMLA court room in the Sessions Court to the two applicants who have already applied for being witnesses in the PMLA case of the former PWD minister of NCP, Chhagan Bhujbal.