Mumbai: Sameer Bhujbal, nephew of former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal, was granted bail by Bombay High Court in a money laundering case today.
Sameer, through his counsel Vikram Chaudhary, had pleaded for his liberty on grounds of parity pointing out the Chhagan Bhujbal has already been granted bail.
Sameer Bhujbal, who is lodged in Arthur Road jail, is one of the accused in an alleged Rs 840 crore money laundering case. The laundering case was registered by the Enforcement Directorate in 2016. Sameer was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in February 2016.
On May 4, Chhagan Bhujbal was granted bail by the Bombay High Court in the same case. The FIR against the Bhujbals was lodged on a High Court order of December 18, 2014 which had appointed a special inquiry team (SIT) of ED and CBI to probe “alleged malpractices in awarding contracts of construction of Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi and Kalina library to KS Chamankar Enterprises and India Bulls Pvt Ltd respectively”.