Anil Deshmukh main culprit in money laundering : ED

Mumbai, ,3/11: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a special holiday court here on Tuesday that former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was the “main beneficiary” of the proceeds of the crime. The ED said that Deshmukh was directly involved in the crime of money laundering, for which he has been arrested. The central agency has said in its remand note that the leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), who were sent to ED custody till November 6, have emerged as an important link in the case, alleging recovery of Rs 100 crore. The ED also said that foreign conspiracy cannot be ruled out in this case.



The ED alleges that Deshmukh abused his official position during his tenure as Home Minister of the state from December 2020 to February 2021, and through the then Assistant Inspector of Police (later dismissed from service in another criminal case) Sachin Waje at various times in Mumbai. And recovered more than Rs 4.70 crore from the restaurant. ED arrested Deshmukh late on Monday night after 12 hours of interrogation. The ED produced Deshmukh on a holiday before Additional Sessions Judge Justice PB Jadhav, from where he was remanded to ED custody till November 6.

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