Anil Deshmukh in Money Laundering Case
On Saturday, Officials said Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab. It was for the purpose of questioning next week in the money laundering case registered against the former state minister Anil Deshmukh and others. The questioning was done after certain “disclosures”. Disclosures were made by other accused and those involved in the case.
However, this is the second summons issued to Mr. Parab(56). He also holds the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. MVA is led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Money Laundering Case: Explained
On Monday( 11th October), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted a search at the premises of the former Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh, in Nagpur. The search was in connection with the alleged money laundering case. The case involves a ₹100 crore bribery-cum-extortion racket in the Maharashtra police establishment that led to Mr. Deshmukh’s resignation in April. In the FIR, CBI said that Deshmukh’s lawyer Anand Daga had bribed CBI inspector Abhishek Tiwari. Allegedly, he gave him an iPhone 12 Pro worth Rs.1,00,000. According to CBI, Tiwari shared copies of the memorandum of proceedings, sealing-unsealing memorandum, statement, seizure memos, and other documents with Daga through WhatsApp.
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Allegedly, Deshmukh is accused of misusing his post while serving as the Home Minister of Maharashtra. Former Mumbai Police commissioner, Param Bir Singh, has alleged that Home Minister Anil Deshmukh asked the police to collect ‘hafta’ from the city’s establishments. And the BJP demands for Deshmukh’s resignation. It is also alleged that the leader through dismissed police officer Sachin Waze. They collected Rs 4.70 crore from various bars and restaurants in Mumbai.