A Metropolitan Magistrate’s court in Mumbai today issued process against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh for not appearing before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) despite issuing multiple summons to him in connection with a money laundering case.
The court issued process against Deshkmukh under section 174 of the Indian Penal Code.
The ED had moved court against Deshmukh stating that he had not appeared before the investigating agency despite issuing five summons.
The former minister has been summoned by the ED in connection with alleged laundering of bribe money collected from bars, restaurants and other establishments in Mumbai.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate RM Nerlikar observed that from the submissions made on behalf of ED, prima facie case was made out against Deshmukh and hence process was issued returnable on November 16, 2021, seeking his presence before the court.