ED files money laundering case against Anil Deshmukh

Anil Deshmukh

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case of money laundering against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

The case, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), was registered on the basis of an FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The CBI case claims that Deshmukh and ‘unknown others’ had used their official position to obtain an undue advantage, as well as influenced the transfers and postings in the Mumbai Police, as alleged by former city police commissioner Param Bir Singh.

ED was probing the financial aspects of the CBI case, as the central anti-money laundering agency is mandated to do so in any scheduled offense.

Param Bir Singh had alleged that Anil Deshmukh, when he was the Maharashtra Home Minister, had asked the then assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze to collect Rs 100 crore every month from hotels, bars, and restaurants in Mumbai.


NT Bureau