Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a lookout notice against former Home Minister of Maharashtra and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh.
The notice was issued in connection with a 100 crore rupees-money laundering case that forced him to resign as a minister. The lookout circular was issued to prevent Deshmukh from fleeing the country. He has skipped numerous summons issued by the investigation agency.
The Supreme Court had refused to give him interim respite from coercive action in the lawsuit last month.
The ED’s case against Deshmukh and others was registered after the CBI filed a corruption case against him based on an accusation of a 100 crore rupees bribe accumulated by him. Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh had levelled the charge.
Based on a Bombay High Court ruling, the CBI launched an FIR against Deshmukh on April 21. Deshmukh, who resigned in April in the wake of the allegations, has repeatedly denied any misconduct.
The ED had arrested Anil Deshmukh’s personal secretary and personal assistant following raids in Mumbai and Nagpur on them and the NCP leader. His son-in-law was previously questioned by the CBI regarding the leak of an inquiry report.