Cricket bookie and hawala operator Anil Jaisinghani was arrested by the Ahmedabad Unit of Enforcement Directorate in a ₹10,000 crore money laundering case from Madhya Pradesh police custody.
Jaisinghani, a bookie who is from Ulhasnagar near Mumbai, has been accused in over 15 cases and has faced arrest three times in a betting case.
Amruta Fadnavis blackmail case: Bombay HC dismisses Anil Jaisinghani's plea alleging 'iilegal arrest'
The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by bookie Anil Jaisinghani challenging his “illegal” arrest in an extortion and bribery case lodged by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife, Amruta Fadnavis.
A division bench of Justices AS Gadkari and PD Naik dismissed the petition observing that it was devoid of merit.
Jaisinghani was arrested in Gujarat and is currently in judicial custody.
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He had filed a petition claiming that he had been illegally arrested on March 19, but was not produced before the court within 24 hours, as mandated in law.
His advocates, Mrigendra Singh and Mannan Sanghai, contended that he was produced before the sessions court in Mumbai 36 hours after his arrest. They further alleged that the case was being monitored by the complainant’s husband, who is the state’s home minister.
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