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NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal addresses a press conference in Mumbai. (Image: IANS)

The Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected the bail to former Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal, who was arrested in alleged money laundering case.

Bhujbal had on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that he is suffering from a critical heart ailment and sought bail for treatment.

Bhujbal approached the HC seeking to be released on bail considering his medical condition after a special PMLA court rejected his bail plea. Senior counsel Amit Desai, appearing for Bhujbal, argued that the 69-year-old NCP leader was suffering from a terminal illness which needs immediate and a specific line of treatment.

He added that since past 25 years Bhujbal has also been suffering from various other ailments like diabetes, bronchal asthma, hyper-tension and has also undergone surgeries for heart ailments.

Bhujbal, who was arrested on March 14 by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for alleged money laundering, was admitted to the St George hospital here on March 18 after he fell sick in Arthur Road prison. He was discharged after a week.

With Inputs From PTI