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Anil Deshmukh’s bail application should get priority in view of his medical condition, says Bombay HC; to hear plea on December 6

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 The Bombay High Court on Friday said it was of the prima facie opinion that considering the medical condition of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, priority should be given to his bail plea in a case of corruption and misuse of official position being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Deshmukh, 74, had approached the high court after a special CBI court rejected his bail plea last month. He sought bail both on medical grounds as well as on merits.

When the plea was heard on Friday, Deshmukh’s counsel Vikram Chaudhari told a single bench of Justice MS Karnik that the former minister was being treated but he suffers from several ailments that requires constant treatment and care.

“He needs to be released. He is a chronic patient,” Chaudhari said.

Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, appearing for the CBI, opposed the same and said he is getting proper treatment in jail whenever required. “His present medical condition needs to be ascertained. Medical condition is not static…it keeps changing,” Singh said.

Justice Karnik after hearing the matter briefly said the court would hear the bail plea on merits. “I am satisfied that we can proceed with the hearing on merits and give it priority. This is my prima facie opinion that priority should be given. One of the medical ailment (that Deshmukh is suffering from) is degenerative,” Justice Karnik said.

The court said it would hear the plea on December 6.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader is in jail since November last year after his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case. In April this year, he was arrested by the CBI in the corruption case.

He is presently in judicial custody and lodged at the Arthur Road prison.

Deshmukh was granted bail by the high court last month in the ED case. His bail plea in the corruption case was, however, rejected by the special CBI court noting that there was prima facie evidence against him.

Deshmukh in his bail plea in the HC said he is suffering from several ailments and is incarcerated since almost a year and the trial in the case may not commence anytime soon.

The plea alleged that the special court while refusing him bail has merely done a “cut, copy and paste” of the CBI charge-sheet.

IPS officer Param Bir Singh had in March 2021 alleged that Deshmukh, then home minister, had given a target to police officers to collect Rs 100 crore per month from restaurants and bars in Mumbai.

Former assistant police inspector Waze, arrested in the ‘Antilia’ bomb scare case in March 2021, too had levelled similar allegations.

The high court in April 2021 directed the CBI to carry out a preliminary inquiry. The CBI, based on this inquiry, registered an FIR against Deshmukh and his associates for alleged corruption and misuse of official power.

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AIMPLB to increase women representation in board

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The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to include more women in decision-making committees of the Board.

After discontinuing its women’s wing in March 2022, the AIMPLB has not only restored it now, but has decided to include them in all its important committees for getting their views.

The women’s wing will educate women of the community about the rights and duties of women, according to Islamic Shariat.

Women members of the Board will campaign against expensive marriages, dowry in the Muslim society, as well as make families aware of giving daughters a share in the property instead of dowry.

Dr. Qasim Rasool Ilyas, executive member of the AIMPLB, said, “The women’s wing has been restored in the Board meeting on Sunday. The AIMPLB has 251 members across the country, out of which the number of women members is 30. The number of members of the executive committee is 51 in which four women have been included.”

He said, “Now, there will be one convener and five joint conveners in the women’s wing of the Board. They will work to make women members across the country. These members will make women aware about the rights of women and their duties found in Islamic Shariat. They will also give information about Islah-e-Ashara Tafaheem-e-Shariat and Kanoon-e-Shariat.”

Dr Qasim said that the AIMPLB has made Nikahnama simpler with some changes to bring it down from four pages to two pages. In the Nikahnama, along with the information about the husband and his rights after marriage, his duties have been given and guidelines have been given to the Qazi who performs marriage ceremony.

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Adil Khan Durrani arrested in Mumbai after Rakhi Sawant accuses him of cheating, having extra-marital affair

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Rakhi Sawant’s husband Adil Khan Durrani was arrested by the Mumbai Police on Tuesday after the actress lodged an FIR against him for cheating and having an extra-marital affair.

According to a report in Times Now, Rakhi had recently filed a case at the Oshiwara police station, accusing her husband of infidelity.

Not just that, but she also blamed Adil for her mother’s demise.

Rakhi’s accusations against Adil

A day ago, Rakhi was spotted outside the Oshiwara police station when she told the paparazzi that she was stressed as Adil was having an extra-marital affair with a woman named Tanu.

She claimed that Adil has decided to part ways with her and is currently living with his alleged girlfriend Tanu.

Rakhi also stated that she had given Rs 10 lakh to Adil for her mother’s treatment but he did not spend the money for the same. She accused him of torturing her and using her name to become a star in Bollywood.

Rakhi and Adil’s marriage

A few days ago, social media was taken by storm after pictures of Rakhi and Adil’s nikaah ceremony surfaced online. The actress then revealed that she got married in July 2022 itself, but did not make it official as Adil was scared it would hamper his sister’s wedding.

After the visuals surfaced, Adil had initially denied the wedding, only to accept it later, and claim that the two were happily married.

Rakhi also changed her name to ‘Rakhi Sawant Fatima’ post her nikaah with Adil.

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CM Eknath Shinde appeals Thane builders to construct affordable projects

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Thane: The Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday appealed to the builders’ community of Thane to construct affordable and big projects in the city.

Shinde while addressing a gathering at the Credai MCHI exhibition, said, “There will be a need for mutual cooperation in this field and the state government will provide all possible support for this business. During the covid period, this sector provided a lot of support to the state government.”

Shinde added, “The state government prepared the Unified Comprehensive Development Control and Promotion Regulations (Unified DCR) when I was the Urban Development Minister. Due to this regulation, the construction business has gained momentum. It has helped to start many projects. Also, the general public should also benefit from this regulation. Along with this, it was decided to give relief from stamp duty and premium to recover this sector from the blow that hit the construction sector during the corona period and the builders and then directly to the consumer got a big benefit.”

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