Anil Jaisinghani: Betting in IPL, money laundering… know why ED arrested Anil Jaisinghani bookie

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested bookie Anil Jaisinghani in a money laundering case related to the Indian Premier League (IPL). In May 2015, the ED’s Gujarat unit raided two houses of Jaisinghani and registered a case against him. But he was not caught then. Following this, an Ahmedabad court issued a non-bailable warrant against him. The ED’s Gujarat unit had on Friday moved a Mumbai court with the same warrant. After that Anil Jaisinghani was taken into custody. Jaisinghani was also recently detained by the Madhya Pradesh Police in a case of alleged illegal trade of liquor.

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He and his daughter Aniksha were also arrested by the Malabar Hill Police last month. It is alleged that the accused tried to bribe Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Then he was also called to blackmail.

ED took custody from jail to Ahmedabad

Last month, Mumbai Police arrested Jaisinghani in connection with a Rs 10 crore extortion case lodged by Amrita, wife of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Jaisinghani was in jail custody at Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai from where the ED took him into custody. ED took Jaisinghani to Ahmedabad for further investigation.

bail plea was rejected

Last week, the special court rejected Jaisinghani’s bail plea in the extortion case, however, granted bail to his cousin Nirmal Jaisinghani. Anil’s daughter Aniksha was granted bail in the extortion case on March 27.

Subsequently, the court allowed the ED to take Anil into custody in connection with a money laundering case registered in Gujarat. The court had directed the Superintendent of Taloja Central Jail to hand over the custody of accused Anil to the ED for investigation.

Daughter befriends Amrita Fadnavis

The father-daughter duo is alleged to have hatched a conspiracy whereby Aniksha developed friendly relations with Amruta Fadnavis and then requested her to save her father from several criminal cases pending against him, as Amruta’s husband is the Deputy Chief Minister. There are 17 cases registered against Anil Jaisinghani.

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