Mumbai (Maharashtra): Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was taken for medical examination ahead of the Bombay High Court hearing scheduled to be held on Friday in connection with money laundering case. Anil Deshmukh earlier sent to Enforcement Directorate custody till 15th November, in connection with an alleged money laundering case
Former Maharashtra Minister Deshmukh’s custody with Enforcement Directorate ends today. Bombay High Court on November 7 had remanded Deshmukh to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till November 12.
The former minister was arrested on November 1 in connection with extortion and money laundering allegations levelled against him by the former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
In March, Singh had alleged that Deshmukh was involved in several wrongdoings, including, asking former Assistant Police Inspector in Mumbai Police Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore from bars and restaurants in Mumbai.
Troubles began for the then-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in the month of March when his former reportee Param Bir Singh levelled ‘extortion’ charges against him. In a letter addressed to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Param Bir, who had days earlier been shunted out as Mumbai CP, alleged that the state Home Minister had asked Sachin Vaze to extort Rs.100 crore per month from 1750 bars, restaurants, and other establishments in Mumbai. The Bombay High Court on April 5 directed the CBI to carry out a preliminary enquiry into these allegations. Thereafter, on the very same day, Anil Deshmukh tendered his resignation as the Home Minister and was replaced by Dilip Walse Patil.
(With Inputs from ANI)