On Wednesday, (September,8, 2021), Special CBI Judge Vimal Kumar Yadav denied bail to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's lawyer, Anand Daga, and Sub-Inspector Abhishek Tiwari in the case of alleged document leakage.
The Court also ordered both to be produced on September 20,2021, when their judicial custody expires.
The FIR was filed against Daga, Tiwari, and unknown others, alleging that they conspired to reveal case sensitive and confidential documents to Anand Daga in exchange for undue advantage and illegal gratification.
The arrests came after the CBI filed a FIR against the sub-inspector, a Nagpur-based advocate, and unidentified individuals on various charges, including illegal gratification.
On August 29,2021, a report allegedly based on a preliminary investigation conducted by the CBI was leaked to the media. According to the report, the agency concluded that "no cognizable offence has been committed by Anil Deshmukh."
In its preliminary investigation, the CBI discovered that Deshmukh's legal team attempted to bribe some lower-ranking CBI officials, according to its internal investigation. Strict punishment will be meted out to the employees involved in the case.
Anand Daga and Sub-Inspector Abhishek Tiwari were previously remanded in judicial custody for 14 days after the Court denied the CBI's request to extend their custody for 5 days.
Anand Daga and Sub-Inspector Abhishek Tiwari were apprehended by the CBI in Mumbai and Delhi, respectively.
The aforementioned FIR was filed in accordance with Sections 120B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and Sections 7 and 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.