Money laundering probe: ED searches 2 houses of ex-Maha home minister Anil Deshmukh

Former Maharashtra Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh

Law enforcement officials ransacked two homes of former Maharashtra Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh in the Nagpur district on Sunday as part of a money-laundering investigation, police said.

According to him, two separate ambulance teams raided Deshmukh's house in the village of Katol, about 60 kilometers away, and his family's house in the village of wadvihira, near Katol. The search began at about 6 am, ”he mentioned.

The officers said that the search at the Katol Deshmukh precinct was ongoing and that the search at Wad Vihir ended at about noon. ED is investigating a money laundering case involving bribery and rocket extortion allegations that led to his resignation as Interior Minister in April this year.

Central authorities recently arrested Deshmukh's personal assistant Sanjeev Palande, 51, and his personal assistant, Kundan Shinde, 45, after ransacking NAC leaders in Mumbai and Nagpur in Mumbai and Nagpur. Deshmukh had previously missed a call from the emergency department for questioning about the case.

Cases such as ED v. Deshmukh arose after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) first conducted a preliminary investigation, followed by routine proceedings ordered by the Bombay High Court.

The court asked the CBI to investigate bribery charges against Deshmuk by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parama Bir Singh. Deshmukh, who stepped down as interior minister after the April accusations, has denied any wrongdoing.



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