Enforcement Directorate has issued a lookout notice to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. This notice has been issued by ED (Enforcement Directorate) to Deshmukh in the money laundering case of 100 crores. Anil Deshmukh had resigned from the post of Home Minister in April after his name cropped up in the same case. It is being said that the ED fears that Anil Deshmukh may go out of the country, so this notice has been issued to stop him.
Let us inform that earlier the Enforcement Directorate had issued summons to the former Home Minister several times but he did not appear before the ED even once. Responding to the ED, he had said that as long as the matter is in the court, he should not force him to appear. Let us inform that after several allegations of corruption against Anil Deshmukh and many others, the ED had registered a case of money laundering against Deshmukh.
Request to hand over the investigation to the SITEarlier, former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh filed a petition in the Bombay High Court on Thursday against the summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the money-laundering case registered against him and the responsibility of quashing it. Requested to hand over to the ASIT of ED officials from outside.
He also requested the court that his statements be recorded digitally. Deshmukh's petition came up for hearing before a single bench of Justice Revati Mohite Dere, but he recused himself from hearing without assigning any reason. He said that do not place it before my bench for hearing. Now the second bench will hear the petition.
Appeal to quash the summonsDeshmukh in his petition requested that the High Court quash the summons issued to him from time to time by the central agency. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader, in his plea, also urged the High Court to direct the ED to record his statement through digital medium and submit all relevant documents.
He also requested direction to hand over the investigation of the case to a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of ED officials outside the Mumbai circle office. The ED had launched an investigation against the former minister and his associates after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed an FIR against Deshmukh on April 21 in connection with corruption and abuse of official position.
According to theED, while serving as the state's home minister, Deshmukh allegedly abused his position and collected Rs 4.70 crore from various 'bars' and restaurants in Mumbai through sacked police officer Sachin Waje. did.
The money was allegedly used in 'Shri Sai Shikshan Sansthan', a Nagpur-based educational trust controlled by Deshmukh's family. The ED has summoned Deshmukh five times so far for questioning in the case. However, Deshmukh did not appear on any of this summons.
Deshmukh had also moved the Supreme Court last month seeking relief against summons and protection from arrest, but the apex court had refused to grant him relief. After this, he filed a petition in the High Court.