The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has opposed the petitions of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and Minister Nawab Malik seeking bail for one day, saying that the prisoners under the Representation of the People Act should vote.
Does not have the right. Both the leaders had sought one-day bail for voting in the June 10 Rajya Sabha elections.
Deshmukh and Malik, both NCP leaders, are currently in jail in connection with various money laundering cases.
The two leaders had last week sought temporary bail from a special court to vote in the Rajya Sabha polls.
The ED, in its reply, told the special court that Deshmukh is the prime accused in the money laundering case registered against him and is currently in judicial custody after his arrest in November last year.
Further, it is pertinent to mention that prisoners do not have voting rights under the Representation of the People (RP) Act, the probe agency said. Therefore, the said application should be rejected.