ED issues Lookout Notice against Anil Deshmukh in Money Laundering case

Aishwarya Rathore

Published on: September 6, 2021, at 12:20 IST

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a lookout notice against Anil Deshmukh, former Maharashtra Home Minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader, in connection with a money laundering case worth Rs.100 crore.

The lookout notice was issued to prohibit Deshmukh from leaving the Country. He deliberately skipped multiple summons issued by the ED in the matter that led him to resign from tthe post of Maharashtra Home Minister in April.

The move comes as the Supreme Court last month refused to grant Deshmukh interim relief from coercive action in the litigation.

Deshmukh had moved the Bombay High Court on September 2 seeking to quash the summons from ED. However, the request was not taken up for hearing right away.

The ED has so far issued five summons to Deshmukh, asking him to appear before it for interrogation. Deshmukh, on the other hand, disregarded every summons, claiming that he would seek the appropriate legal remedies.

The ED registered a money laundering case against Deshmukh and others based on a corruption investigation brought against him by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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