Monday, December 11, 2023

    Maharashtra News: ED issue look out notice for Anil Deshmukh

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has issued a look-out notice to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. The ED (Enforcement Directorate) has issued this notice to Deshmukh in a money laundering case worth Rs 100 crore. Anil Deshmukh resigned as home minister in April after his name surfaced in the same case. It is said that the ED fears that Anil Deshmukh may leave the country, so the notice has been issued to stop him.

    Let us inform you that the Enforcement Directorate had earlier issued summons to the former Home Minister several times but he did not appear before the ED even once. In response to the ED, he said that as long as the matter is in court, he should not be forced to appear. Let us know that after multiple allegations of corruption against Anil Deshmukh and many others, the ED filed a money laundering case against Deshmukh.

    The SIT has been asked to hand over the investigation
    Earlier, former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh filed an application in the Bombay High Court on Thursday seeking transfer of the summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a registered money laundering case against him and handing it over to AIT against the responsibility of ED officials from outside Mumbai. Hall.

    He requested the court to record his statement digitally. Deshmukh’s plea came before a single bench of Justice Rebati Mohit Der for hearing, but he withdrew from the hearing without giving any reason. He said not to put it in front of my bench for hearing. Now the second bench will hear the appeal.

    Summons have been applied for cancellation
    Deshmukh, in his application, requested that the High Court quash the summons issued to him from time to time by the central body. The leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), in his appeal, requested the High Court to direct the ED to digitally record his statement and submit all relevant documents.

    He requested that the investigation of the case be handed over to a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of ED officials outside the Mumbai Circle office. The ED launched an investigation against the former minister and his associates after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) lodged an FIR against Deshmukh on April 21 alleging corruption and abuse of office.

    Billions of rupees were collected during his tenure as Home Minister
    According to the ED, Deshmukh abused his position as the state’s home minister and collected Rs 4.70 crore from various ‘bars’ and restaurants in Mumbai through sacked police officer Sachin Waze.

    The money was allegedly used at the Sri Sai Shiksha Sansthan, a Nagpur-based educational trust run by Deshmukh’s family. The ED has so far summoned Deshmukh five times for questioning in the case. However, Deshmukh did not appear in any of the summons.

    Deshmukh also went to the Supreme Court last month seeking relief against summons and arrest, but the apex court refused to grant him relief. He then filed a petition in the High Court.

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