Mumbai, Oct. 30 -- Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh has refused to co-operate in the investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) without any valid reason, the Bombay high court (HC) has observed in its detailed order, by which the petition filed by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader was dismissed on Friday.

"The applicant, without any valid reason, has refused to co-operate with the investigation by not attending the summonses issued by the authorities," said the division bench of justice Nitin Jamdar and justice Sarang Kotwal while rejecting Deshmukh's plea.

"The applicant has failed to establish the case of legal and factual malice on the part of the respondent/directorate in proceeding with the investigat...