Troubles continue to brew for the former home minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh and his son Hrishikesh as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has again summoned the duo in connection with the alleged corruption and money laundering case, reports Indian Express.
The duo has been summoned before the ED in person on 2 August under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). This comes after the Supreme Court had earlier on Friday (30 July) refused to grant Deshmukh and his son protection from arrest in the case which is being investigated by both ED and the CBI.
Earlier this week, the CBI had searched several people connected to Deshmukh in the case. The agency is also probing Deshmukh for exercising “undue influence” over the transfer and posting of police officials as alleged by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
The ED is said to have established money laundering of over Rs 80 crore by Deshmukh. It should however be noted that Deshmukh, who is a senior leader of Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), had skipped the ED's summons twice earlier.
Serving in the Chief Minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray led tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, it was only after the issue caught limelight that Deshmukh stepped down from his ministership.
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