Mumbai (Maharashtra): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday opposed the bail plea of former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in the Bombay High Court, saying he was the “mastermind” behind the money laundering case and asked him to abuse his official position. . Property. The probe agency also alleged that if Deshmukh is granted bail, he may tamper with the evidence. The ED filed its affidavit in the Bombay High Court in response to Deshmukh’s bail plea.
The ED opposed the bail of Anil Deshmukh and told the court, “Anil Deshmukh is the mastermind in the money laundering case and he misused his position a lot. If granted bail, he can go out and tamper with the evidence.” The ED further said that Deshmukh has not cooperated in the investigation and is hiding many important things as he did not disclose many things during the interrogation. “Anil Deshmukh is involved in money laundering and has put all the money in his trust,” the agency said.
Anil Deshmukh, arrested by the ED on November 2 in a money laundering case, currently in judicial custody, moved the Bombay High Court after the special PMLA court denied him bail on March 14. The investigating agency said that the investigation of the case is still going on and some people are yet to be investigated. There are many questions that Anil Deshmukh has not answered.
Anil Deshmukh has suspended police officers Sachin Waje, Sanjeev Palande and Kundan Shinde, who were in the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation till April 11, in a case of alleged corruption and extortion. The former Maharashtra home minister was arrested by the ED in November last year in a Rs 100 crore extortion and money laundering case.
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh had accused Anil Deshmukh of asking sacked assistant inspector Sachin Vaze to collect Rs 100 crore every month from hotels and bars in Mumbai. The ED had registered a case against Deshmukh and others on the basis of a corruption case filed against them by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested sacked Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze in March 2021 in connection with the probe into the recovery of explosives from a car parked near Antilia, the home of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai.