ED which is investigating money laundering charges against Maharashtra’s former home minister Anil Deshmukh, is widening its investigation against Deshmukh.
ED is looking into the money laundering charges against Deshmukh. For Deshmukh, it all started with a letter which was written by former Mumbai CP Parambir Singh to Maharashtra CM.
In his letter, Singh accused Anil Deshmukh of collecting protection money from hotel, bars and restaurants owners in Mumbai, with the help of Mumbai Police cops.
As per ED, this protection money was later laundered by Deshmukh. And ED filed a case against him. Now ED is looking into other illegal financial transactions of Deshmukh and his family members.
As per ED, the agency has found out that Deshmukh took multiple unsecured loans from private banks. As per ED, rules were flouted while securing and granting of these loans.
ED sources told Mirror Now that they have found that Deshmukh routed this loan money to the companies owned by his family members.
ED has also found out that of these companies of Deshmukh’s family members, to which the loan money was routed, are shell companies.
ED is now finding out how many such bad loans were taken by Anil Deshmukh from how many banks, what’s the amount of these loans and to how many companies of his family members the loan money was routed to.
ED has already summoned Deshmukh on four occasions but he hasn’t appeared in front of ED. He has approached SC seeking a stay on ED investigation against him.