Mumbai, Oct 12: A special court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail application of Mandakini Khadse, wife of NCP leader Eknath Khadse, in a money laundering case pertaining to the 2016 Pune land deal. The court has issued a non-bailable warrant against her.
“Considering her conduct and disobedience of the summons, it is not just to grant time for her appearance. She is wilfully avoiding to appear before the court. Her absence is intentional,” the court said. The court ordered for a non-bailable warrant to be issued against her and posted the matter for further hearing on October 21.
“Considering the fact that accused No 1 (Eknath Khadse) underwent laser haemorrhoidectomy on October 7, his exemption from appearance in court is granted for today only. Considering the medical advice, the accused shall appear in court on October 21,” the court said.
Story first published: Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 19:51 [IST]