The Bombay high court on Sunday sent Anil Deshmukh to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate till November 12.
Bombay HC sends Anil Deshmukh to ED custody till November 12
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) November 7, 2021
On Saturday, the Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court sent Deshmukh to 14 days of judicial custody.
Why was Deshmukh arrested?
He was arrested based on allegations levelled against him by the former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh. Singh has said Deshmukh was involved in several wrongdoings. It includes asking Sachin Waze, another suspended officer of Mumbai Police, to collect ₹100 crores from bars and restaurants in the city every month.
According to the ED, Deshmukh’s family “laundered the tainted sum of Rs 4.18 crore. Furthermore, projected it as untainted by showing the same amount as received by the trust, namely Shri Sai Shikshan Sanstha”.
Furthermore, the ED probe into Deshmukh’s financial transactions is in line with the CBI probe into former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh’s allegations of corruption against the NCP leader. The CBI initiated a preliminary probe based on the April 5 HC order and had registered FIR on April 21.
Deshmukh has denied all the allegations against him. However, he had to resign in April after the CBI registered the case.