Anil Deshmukh is summoned again by the ED in a money laundering case.

17th Aug,2021

Anil Deshmukh is summoned again by the ED in a money laundering case.



According to official sources, the ED has issued a new summons to former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh to appear before it on Wednesday in connection with a money laundering case investigation against him and others. The development comes a day after the Supreme Court denied the 71-year-old NCP politician interim protection from any coercive action by the federal agency. According to sources, Deshmukh was summoned to testify before the case's investigating officer on August 18 at the ED office in south Mumbai. This is the fifth summons issued to Deshmukh.According to the sources, the warrant was issued under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) because the agency wishes to further record his statement in this case. Deshmukh had skipped the previous such appearances for questioning in the case, claiming that the ED's action was unjustified. His son Hrishikesh and wife were also summoned, but they did not appear. Deshmukh issued a video statement last month stating that he would appear before the ED "after" the Supreme Court rules on his petition.

"After receiving the summons from the ED, I filed a petition with the Supreme Court. After the Supreme Court rules on my petition, I will go to the ED to record my statement "Deshmukh stated.The summonses were issued in connection with a criminal case filed under the PMLA in connection with an alleged Rs 100 crore bribery-cum-extortion racket in the Maharashtra police establishment, which resulted in Deshmukh's resignation in April.