Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh not relieved by Supreme Court in money laundering case

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Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh is not taking the name of easing his troubles. Deshmukh has also not got relief from the Supreme Court in the money laundering case. Deshmukh had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking no action against him, but the Supreme Court has dismissed the petition. On the issue, the Supreme Court said that legal measures could be taken only under legal provisions.

Anil Deshmukh had filed a petition in the Supreme Court to avoid any punitive action in the criminal case registered by the Enforcement Directorate under various sections of the Money Laundering Act. Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and his son were summoned several times by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case.

The summons was issued in a criminal case registered under the Money Laundering Act in connection with an alleged Rs 100 crore bribery-cum-extortion racket at the Maharashtra police establishment, forcing Deshmukh to resign from his post in April.

Also, Deshmukh’s premises in Mumbai and Nagpur were raided. The houses of his colleagues and relatives were also raided. After which, two of his associates, private secretary Sanjeev Palande and personal assistant Kundan Shinde were also arrested.

Earlier, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh had accused Deshmukh of accepting a bribe of Rs 100 crore. The basis of which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered a corruption case against him. It was then that the ED registered a case against Deshmukh and others. Anil Deshmukh and his family had also attached assets worth Rs 4.20 crore.

The ED had claimed that investigations revealed that Deshmukh. At the same time, he was Maharashtra’s home minister; he received illegal money worth Rs 4.70 crore in cash through Sachin Waje, the then Assistant Inspector of Police (suspended) of Mumbai Police, from various orchestra bar owners with the intention of dishonesty. However, Anil Deshmukh has denied any discrepancy in the cases.