Mumbai Maharashtra News Highlights: A single-judge bench of Justice N J Jamadar of the Bombay High Court will pronounce on Tuesday its verdict in bail plea by former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in money laundering case lodged by Enforcement Directorate (ED). Deshmukh was arrested in November last year by the ED in connection with allegations of money laundering and bribes taken from restaurant and bar owners. On September 28, Justice Jamadar had concluded a two-day hearing on Deshmukh’s plea and had reserved its order, adding it would be pronounced “as early as possible”.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man playing garba during the Navratri festival in suburban Mumbai suffered a heart attack and died after being rushed to hospital by family members including his father, who too suffered a heart attack and died later. According to sources, Manish Jain, a jewellery designer, started vomiting around 11pm on October 1 while playing garba in a residential building in the Global Society area of Virar (West). His friends, father Narpat Jain (65) and other family members rushed him to the nearby Sanjeevani Hospital, but Manish succumbed before he could be admitted.
In other news, several lakh people are expected to attend the 66th ‘Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din’ to be organised at Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur in Maharashtra from October 2 to 5, a functionary of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti said on Saturday. The event, which marks the conversion to Buddhism of legendary social reformer and jurist Babasaheb Ambedkar along with several lakh followers in 1956, is being held without COVID-19 restrictions for the first time since 2019.