Money laundering case: ED summons Anil Deshmukh’s son Hrishikesh Deshmukh for questioning

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former state home minister Anil Deshmukh’s son Hrishikesh Deshmukh and asked him to be present on Friday for questioning in a money laundering case in which his father is currently under arrest. Hrishikesh Deshmukh has been asked to appear for questioning on Friday in a money laundering case in which his father is currently under arrest.

The accused in the case, Hrishikesh, was dodging the ED’s interrogation for months even after several summons. In fact, as reported by Hindustan Times, 71-year-old Deshmukh even evaded multiple summons before being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate after 12 hours of questioning on Monday.

Deshmukh had gone to JJ Hospital for a routine check-up on Thursday before being taken to the ED office. Deshmukh appeared before the ED for the first time this week and was arrested on Tuesday in a Rs 100 crore extortion and money laundering case.

A case was registered against Deshmukh and others following which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against them in a corruption case in connection with complaints made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. Singh had alleged that Deshmukh called police officers to extort over Rs 100 crore every month from bars and restaurants in Mumbai.

According to the newspaper report, the ED remand mentions that Deshmukh received around Rs 4.7 crore by virtue of his position as the home minister of the state. Deshmukh’s CA Sudhir Baheti told the ED that he had introduced Delhi-based hawala operators to Rishikesh to legalize cash.