Mumbai, 26/5(Ao Bureau): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to appear before the probe agency on Saturday for questioning in a money laundering case related to allegations of bribery of Rs 100 crore. is. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader has been asked to appear before the investigating officer of the case at the ED office in Ballard Estate area here, officials said. The summons has been issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and Deshmukh has been asked to appear by 11 am.
The central agency had arrested Deshmukh’s personal secretary Sanjeev Palande and personal assistant Kundan Shinde on Friday night. Earlier, the ED had raided the premises of Deshmukh, Palande and Shinde in Mumbai and Nagpur. After the raids, Palande and Shinde were brought to the ED office. The two will be produced before the special PMLA court in Mumbai on Saturday, where the ED will request their custody for questioning, officials said. The CBI had initiated a preliminary inquiry after registering a routine case on the orders of the Bombay High Court, following which the ED registered a case against Deshmukh and others.