The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing a cash laundering case towards former Maharashtra House Minister Anil Deshmukh, has summoned him to its workplace at 11 am on Saturday.
The central probe company additionally arrested his private assistant Kundan Shinde and private secretary Sanjeev Palande.
This comes a day after EC carried out searches at Deshmukh’s residence in Nagpur. Sources stated the ED has established a cash path of Rs 4 crore, allegedly paid by about 10 bar house owners in Mumbai to Deshmukh over three months. Based mostly on the brand new findings, the ED had carried out searches at 4 areas, together with Deshmukh’s residence, and the premises of Shinde and Palande.
The ED’s probe into Deshmukh’s monetary transactions is consistent with the CBI probe into former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s allegations of corruption towards the NCP chief. Nevertheless, Deshmukh has denied all allegations.
In his letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray after he was eliminated because the Mumbai Police chief, Singh had alleged that Deshmukh had requested law enforcement officials, together with the now suspended Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Waze, to gather Rs 100 crore, together with Rs 40-50 crore every month from 1,750 bars and eating places in Mumbai.
The ED registered a case towards Deshmukh for allegedly acquiring unlawful gratification, based mostly on an FIR filed by the CBI in April. The CBI FIR stated Deshmukh had used his official place to acquire sure undue benefit and had additionally influenced transfers and postings within the Mumbai Police, as alleged by Singh.
Waze is being probed by the NIA for his alleged position within the case associated to the bomb scare outdoors Mukesh Ambani’s residence and the homicide of businessman Mansukh Hiran.
After being suspended for 15 years for a custodial demise case, Waze had rejoined the police drive in 2020.