ED registers case against Anil Deshmukh, will probe financial dealings

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Tuesday registered an enforcement case data report (ECIR) below the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) towards former Maharashtra Dwelling minister Anil Deshmukh, for allegedly acquiring unlawful gratification, ED officers mentioned.

The company, nevertheless, has not specified the quantum of unlawful gratification in its ECIR.

The ECIR filed by the ED is predicated on the corruption case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) towards Deshmukh final month. The CBI has mentioned that Deshmukh had used his official place to acquire undue benefit and had additionally influenced the transfers and postings within the Mumbai Police, as alleged by former Mumbai Police commissioner Parambir Singh.

ED, sources mentioned, will look into the monetary transactions of Deshmukh as CBI is probing the allegation of Rs 100 crore being illegally collected every month from bars and eating places in Mumbai on the directions of Deshmukh.

The CBI initiated an inquiry towards Anil Deshmukh after the Bombay Excessive Courtroom directed the company to look into the allegations of corruption leveled by Parambir Singh.

On March 20, Singh, in an eight-page letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, alleged that Deshmukh requested now suspended API Sachin Waze to gather Rs 100 crore each month, together with Rs 40-50 crore, from 1,750 bars and eating places in Mumbai.

Waze is being investigated by the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) for his alleged position within the Ambani home bomb scare and the homicide of businessman Mansukh Hiran.

Waze had earlier submitted a letter to the NIA courtroom supporting the allegations made by Singh towards Deshmukh and likewise levelling costs towards Transport Minister Anil Parab of the Shiv Sena. Waze has alleged that Deshmukh has requested him to pay Rs 2 crore for his reinstatement with the Mumbai Police. The courtroom nevertheless, has not taken the letter on file.

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