Money Laundering Case: Anil Deshmukh writes to ED, claims case against him not transparent

Greeva Garg – 

Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh asked for a postponement of the summon issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), awaiting the outcome of the case he has filed in the Supreme Court of India.

In regard to the case filed by Anil Deshmukh, he wrote a letter to ED, claiming that, “The ongoing investigation against him in the money laundering case is not transparent and unfair.”

Stating the unfair mode of investigation, Deshmukh stated that he has not yet received the copy of the Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) filed by ED.

Deshmukh sought assurance of investigation within the ambit of the legal procedures in his case filed in the Supreme Court. 

Deshmukh stated in the letter that, “It is my basic constitutional and fundamental right as a citizen to be subjected to fair, impartial, unprejudicial, unbiased objective and transparent investigations by following the procedure established by law. In the present circumstances, there is a justifiable bonafide apprehension as well as reasons to believe that the law of the land is being circumvented and the investigations being carried out are not fair.”

The ED has already issued 3 summons against Deshmukh, asking him to appear before the agency in regard to the ECIR filed by him.

The agency probe into Deshmukh’s financial transactions is in line with the CBI probe into former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s allegations of corruption against the NCP leader. 

Deshmukh has denied the allegations and assured his cooperation with ED.

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