A court here on Monday remanded suspected bookie Anil Jaisinghani to 14-day judicial custody in a case pertaining to allegedly trying to blackmail and bribe Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ wife Amruta.
He was arrested last week from Gujarat, along with his cousin Nirmal Jaisinghani.
The duo was produced before additional sessions judge, D D Almale, at the end of their remand on Monday.
Special public prosecutor Ajay Misar sought an extension of the custody of the duo for five more days, but the court remanded them in judicial custody.
Anil Jaisinghani’s daughter Aniksha Jaisinghani is also an accused in the case. She too is in judicial custody.
Based on a complaint filed by the deputy chief minister’s wife police had registered a case against the father-daughter duo under IPC sections for conspiracy and extortion and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
According to police, 17 cases are pending against Anil Jaisinghani.