Maharashtra’s former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh today skipped summons by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in a money laundering case. As informed by ED officials, the agency had summoned both Anil Deshmukh and his son. But they failed to remain present. They had given a letter to the ED, stating that they won’t be able to remain present today before the agency.
The ED, in a money laundering case, conducted searches yesterday at the residence of Anil Deshmukh in Nagpur and also in Mumbai. Deshmukh’s personal secretary Sanjeev Palande and personal assistant Kundan Shinde were taken into custody in connection with the charges of money laundering.
The CBI had earlier investigated Deshmukh’s house in the Sachin Waze case and the ED had raided the office and residence of Deshmukh’s close associates in Nagpur. The case pertains to the allegations of corruption levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh against Anil Deshmukh in March this year. The ED had then registered a money laundering case against him and started a probe in connection with the case.