Maharashtra’s previous Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate right after much more than 12 hours of questioning at their place of work in Mumbai in link with a income laundering situation.
Mr Deshmukh, who had stepped down before this year from his submit amid a row more than bribery allegations from him, was refused relief by the Bombay High Court docket on Friday as he appealed for the cancellation of the summons by the probe company.
In a video clip assertion on Monday, the 71-yr-outdated NCP chief experienced claimed: “All allegations from me are fake.”
Mr Deshmukh was accused of corruption and extortion by Mumbai’s ex best cop Param Bir Singh.
In a letter to Main Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Param Bir Singh experienced accused Mr Deshmukh of interference and employing the law enforcement to extort up to Rs 100 crore every single thirty day period. He experienced created the letter times after remaining taken off from his submit over tardy progress in the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare matter under his observe.
Mr Deshmukh experienced claimed some “unforgivable” lapses experienced been unveiled in the Mukesh Ambani safety scare probe less than the police main.
Even as the NCP leader rubbished the allegations and threatened a defamation situation around the bribery promises, the allegations triggered a huge political storm in the condition amid phone calls for his resignation by the opposition leaders.
Now, the previous top rated cop is also lacking and a lookout detect has currently been issued versus him. He also faces allegations of extortion and quite a few circumstances have been submitted against him.
Mr Deshmukh on Monday slammed the former best cop: “Wherever is Param Bir Singh, who manufactured allegations against me? Right now the officers of Param Bir Singh’s very own division and several businessmen have submitted their issues in opposition to him.”
On Sunday, the CBI designed the very first arrest in the bribery circumstance joined to the previous minister.