Mr. Uke is well-known for organising a campaign against BJP Leader of the Opposition Devendra Fadnavis during the 2014 elections.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted a raid on the Parvati Nagar residences of well-known lawyer Satish Uke and his brother Pradeep Uke early on Thursday morning.
Later, the ED apprehended Satish Uke and whisked him away to be interrogated. A team from the ED, along by members of the CRPF and local police, arrived to the Uke residence about 5 a.m. and immediately began searching for the suspect.
He is well known for launching a campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Leader of the Opposition Devendra Fadnavis and for filing at least two election petitions against him in the past.
Who is Satish Uke? Bio/Wiki
Satish Uke is a well-known lawyer from Nagpur who is admitted to practise in a number of district and high courts.
According to reports, Uke is well-known in numerous political circles and has tight links with a number of prominent figures in the state.
Uke has filed a number of court applications against BJP politicians, particularly former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, which have been dismissed. Fadnavis was being investigated for “non-disclosure” of criminal cases in his electoral affidavit, according to one of his applications, and he requested criminal charges against him.
Uke has claimed that the BJP leader filed a bogus statement in 2014 in order to conceal two criminal charges – one for cheating and one for forgery – that had been filed against him in 1996 and 1998, according to Uke.
Nana Patole’s lawyer
Aside from that, Uke is also the lawyer for Maharashtra Congress chairman Nana Patole, who has filed a Rs 500 crore defamation suit against IPS officer and former state intelligence head Rashmi Shukla and others in a civil court in this city over alleged illegal tapping of his phone.
A few months earlier, he represented RTI activist Mohnish Jabalpure, who had filed two complaints with the ED in August and September of this year, demanding that Fadnavis be investigated for various alleged actions favouring his wife Amruta, who worked for the private sector entity, Axis Bank, among other things.
One of the allegations against Fadnavis was that he misused his position as (then) chief minister to move the salary accounts of several government departments from public sector banks to the Axis Bank, apparently to benefit his wife and the Axis Bank. Fadnavis has denied the allegations.
“It has been nearly three years since my complaints were lodged, but the ED has taken no action in the matter despite the fact that I have provided them with all relevant proof,” Jabalpure stated.
In the case of Judge Loya
Earlier this year, Uke filed an application with the Bombay High Court, requesting compensation for the family of CBI Judge B. H. Loya, who passed away on December 1, 2014, in Nagpur.
Uke was arrested as a result of the investigation into several suspected crimes that occurred more than 17 years ago.