The Bombay High Court yesterday extended the interim protection from arrest granted to Pankaj Bhujbal, son of former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal and over 10 others who are facing charges of money laundering in Maharashtra Sadan scam.

Pankaj Bhujbal

While Pankaj, businessman Asif Balwa, Vinod Goenka and four others had challenged the non-bailable warrants (NBW) issued by a special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act cases, 11 others accused in the case had approached the HC seeking anticipatory bail following NBWs.

Justice Sadhana Jadhav, while hearing the petition said a single bench does not have jurisdiction to hear the petition and granted them liberty to move a division bench yesterday. While doing so, Justice Jadhav said she would extend the interim protection granted to the petitioners till June 10 by when they can approach a division bench.