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NCP’s Anil Deshmukh is out of jail after 14 months

Mumbai: Former minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party leader Anil Deshmukh was on Wednesday released from Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail following the Bombay high court refused to stay his bail in a corruption case.
A special court on Wednesday had issued the release order which was taken to jail by his lawyers.
While talking to media persons after his release Deshmukh alleged that the former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh and dismissed police officer Sachin Vaze has made false allegations against him that led to his incarceration for nearly 14 months, here on Wednesday.
“I was jailed on the false allegations levelled by Param Bir Singh and Sachin Vaze. That same Singh later told the probe panel that his statements were based on rumors or hearsay, and he had no evidence against it,” said Deshmukh.
He pointed out how the Bombay High Court judges had also taken note of this and observed that Singh’s statements could not be relied upon.
“Similarly, Vaze had a criminal bent of mind, he was suspended thrice from the police department by the Maharashtra government… He was involved in the planting of the explosive-laden vehicle outside the Antilia Building (the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani),” said Deshmukh.
Even the high court had made observations that his statements were unreliable, and there was no basis to the allegations hurled against Deshmukh.
“On the basis of these baseless accusations, I had to undergo nearly 14 months in jail… However, I have full faith in the judiciary, and I thank them. I also thank Pawar Saheb and his family, all other leaders and the entire party for having faith in me and standing behind me solidly throughout this ordeal,” said Deshmukh with folded hands. (UNI)

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