ED Arrests Ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

Anil Deshmukh former Home minister of maharashtra Politicion money laundering

Alka Verma-

Published On: November 2, 2021 at 14:29 IST.

On Monday, after the questioning session of more than 12 hours the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Arrested Anil Deshmukh, who is the former Home Minister of Maharashtra in a Money Laundering Case.

As per the officials, Anil Deshmukh was Arrested because of his non-corporative behavior during the questioning session.

Before Detaining him, the ED recorded his statement in which he Denied all the allegations against him.

“All Allegations against me are False,” stated the 71-year-old NCP Leader.

The ED made this Arrest while investigating a Case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with the Rs 100 crore Extortion Racket.

The said Case started when Param Bir Singh, who is the Former Commissioner of Mumbai Police Accused Mr. Deshmukh of Ordering Suspended Assistant Inspector Sachin Vaze to collect Rs 100 crore from hotels and bars in Mumbai every month.

However, Anil Deshmukh Denied all such Accusations but the Bombay High Court ordered an Investigation regarding the Matter.

During the Probe, the ED observed that Sachin Vaze accumulated around Rs 4.70 crore from bars of Mumbai from December 2020 to February 2021, and later handed it over to Anil Deshmukh.

“Cash from Nagpur was transferred through Hawala to Delhi and Hrishikesh Deshmukh was looking after these arrangements. It is apparent that Anil Deshmukh has received Rs 4.70 crore from the orchestra bars owners and managers for the smooth functioning of bars. The bribe money was apparently used by him through his son Hrishikesh Deshmukh for providing cash to Delhi-based paper companies. And after layering, the same was routed to Shri Sai Shikshan Sansthan Trust in the form of donation, a trust of Anil Deshmukh and his family members,” added the ED.

However, Deshmukh through an open letter Denied all the claims including being Non-Cooperative. 

“A false narrative and an erroneous impression are being created by vested interests that I am evading or avoiding appearing before the Enforcement Directorate. Undoubtedly, such propaganda is absolutely baseless,” stated Deshmukh.

It should be noted here that in previous instances Deshmukh skipped four summon of ED. 

However, last week the Bombay High Court declined to stop these Summon as it was prayed by Deshmukh to stop the Summons.

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