Anil Deshmukh has been sent to ED custody till November 6 in the extortion and money laundering case. The ED said the NCP leader is the “main party” in the case.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a special holiday court in Mumbai on Tuesday, November 2 that former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, who was remanded in ED custody till November 6 in an extortion and money laundering case, was a “principal”. ” Were. Beneficiary” of proceeds of crime and was also directly involved in money laundering.
In its remand note, the ED said that the leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) were a “dominant party” in the case, in which around Rs 100 crore was allegedly collected. The ED also said that the involvement of foreign angle cannot be ruled out.
“Anil Deshmukh has emerged as an important party on wheels. Therefore, it is imperative to interrogate the detained accused for investigation to come to a logical conclusion in the case. Involvement of foreign angle cannot be ruled out. Forum, ED said in its remand note.
The court on Tuesday allowed Deshmukh’s application for domestic food and medicines during his ED custody. It has also allowed the presence of his lawyer during his interrogation by the agency.
Deshmukh, 72, who had not been in touch for nearly two months, appeared before the ED offices on Monday morning along with his lawyer ‘voluntarily’. After 13 hours of grilling, Deshmukh was arrested at around 1 am on Tuesday.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader had resigned as Home Minister in April this year after former Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh was accused of corruption.
Singh had alleged that Deshmukh had asked former assistant police inspector Sachin Waje in Mumbai Police to collect Rs 100 crore from hotel owners in Mumbai.
The Bombay High Court had allegedly refused to grant him relief in his plea to quash the summons issued by the probe agency.