Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was admitted to KEM Hospital in Mumbai on Friday after he complained of chest pain and uncontrolled high blood pressure. He is currently in jail in connection with a money laundering case. This is the second time that Deshmukh has been hospitalised in the last two months.
“Anil Deshmukh has been admitted in ICU for Uncontrolled High Blood pressure and Chest Pain for Stress Thallium Heart Test in KEM king Edward Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai. His meds and condition is being closely monitored,” an official statement said. Notably, the Former Maharashtra Home Minister was arrested by ED in November, last year in connection with the alleged Rs 100-crore extortion and money laundering case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation had taken the former minister in its custody after the Bombay High Court had refused to hear Deshmukh’s plea which had challenged a special court order allowing the CBI to take him into custody in connection with the case. Along with Deshmukh, his two former aides — Sanjeev Palande and Kundan Shinde — were also in judicial custody. Deshmukh, a leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), stepped down as home minister after former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh accused him of corruption, an allegation which Deshmukh had denied. The CBI subsequently booked him in a corruption case.