The Enforcement Directorate had two days attached assets worth Rs 4.20 crore in connection with the money laundering probe against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and his family in the extortion-cum-bribery case.
Enforcement Directorate (Enforcement Directorate) Today on Sunday once again the former Home Minister of Maharashtra (former Maharashtra Home Minister) and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh ( Anil Deshmukh) K Nagpur (Nagpur) Raids have been conducted at two places located. From this morning itself, the ED team started its action amid tight security deployment. ED’s search is still on.Also Read – Mumbai Rains News: Mumbai is suffering due to heavy rains, 14 killed in two house collapse accidents
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said it has attached assets worth Rs 4.20 crore in connection with the money laundering probe against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and his family in the extortion-cum-bribery case. . Initial orders were issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for attachment of a flat in Mumbai’s Worli worth Rs 1.54 crore and 25 plots worth Rs 2.67 crore in Dhutum village of Raigad district. Also Read – Maharashtra: Horrific result of love affair in Pune, boyfriend and friend were publicly lynched, girlfriend injured
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Maharashtra: Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducts raids at two properties of former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in Nagpur, in connection with an alleged corruption case pic.twitter.com/tuHzZgFqMj
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Deshmukh (72) did not appear before the probe agency despite at least three summons sent for questioning by the ED. The central agency also summoned his son Rishikesh and wife but they too refused to record the statement. These summons were issued in connection with a case registered under PMLA in connection with an alleged bribe-cum-recovery case of Rs 100 crore related to Maharashtra Police. Due to this case, Deshmukh had to resign from his post in April this year.
The ED had claimed that its probe revealed that “Deshmukh, while serving as the Home Minister of Maharashtra, had malafide intentions and illegally obtained illegal connections from various orchestra bar owners through Sachin Waje, the then Assistant Inspector of Police of Mumbai Police (now suspended). Received approximately Rs 4.70 crore in cash. The ED said, “Besides, the Deshmukh family, with the help of Delhi based pseudo companies, laundered Rs 4.18 crore out of this and shown it as received as money received by the trust named Sri Sai Shiksha Sanstha. “
The agency said the Worli flat is beneficially owned by Deshmukh but it is registered in the name of his wife. It was found that the entire payment (for the flat) was done through cash only in 2004, though the sale deed was done in February 2020 when Anil Deshmukh was the Home Minister of Maharashtra, it said. The agency had said, the Deshmukh family acquired 50 per cent ownership of Premier Port Links Pvt Ltd including its properties like land and shop, paying an estimated value of Rs 5.34 crore (book-account value), only Rs 17.95 lakh, that too significantly. After the interval.”
Deshmukh has in the past denied any wrongdoing in these cases and his lawyer had termed the ED’s action as unfair. The former minister recently filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking protection against any coercive action by the ED. He said that Parambir Singh had leveled allegations against him after he was removed from the post of Police Commissioner of Mumbai.