The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a criminal case of money laundering against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday (11 May).
The case has been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). It was registered based on an FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), according to a report in Times of India.
CBI has made a primary enquiry, followed by filing a regular case, as per the orders of the Bombay High Court.
Court had asked CBI to look into the allegations of bribery against Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Singh had alleged that Deshmukh, in the capacity of Maharashtra home minister, had asked the then assistant police inspector Sachin Waze to exhort Rs 100 crore every month from hotels, bars, and restaurants in Mumbai.
Waze is currently in the custody of NIA till 19 May for the Antilia explosives scare case on 25 February and the alleged murder of businessman Mansukh Hiren on 5 March.
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