ED Arrests Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh In Money Laundering Case

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Mumbai, 2nd November 2021: Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case. Anil Deshmukh was questioned for 12 hours by the ED.

During interrogation, the ED did not get a satisfactory reply from the former minister. Thereafter he was arrested. Anil Deshmukh will be produced in the court today.

NCP leader Anil Deshmukh’s lawyer said that former Deshmukh will oppose his Enforcement Directorate remand before the court. Deshmukh’s lawyer Inderpal Singh said that we cooperated in the investigation of a case involving Rs 4.5 crore. We will oppose his (Anil Deshmukh) remand when he is produced in the court today.

Anil Deshmukh was arrested by the ED in the early hours of Tuesday in a Rs 100 crore extortion and money laundering case.

According to an ED official, Deshmukh was arrested after 12 hours of interrogation at the central agency office on Monday. The former minister will now be produced in the court. Earlier, he along with his lawyer had come to the agency’s office in Ballard Estate area of ​​south Mumbai at around 11.40 am.

Officials had said that the ED recorded the statement of the 71-year-old Nationalist Congress Party leader under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with the criminal investigation being conducted in the connection with the alleged bribery and recovery of Rs 100 crore.

Deshmukh had to resign in April due to extortion charges.

Earlier, Deshmukh did not appear before the ED despite issuing summons to him five times. He later appeared before the agency after the Bombay High Court refused to quash the summons last week. The NCP leader said that he has demanded only a transparent and fair investigation without any fear or favour.