ED attached Anil Deshmukh’s assets worth Rs 4.2 million in connection with the money laundering case against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, and others.
The central investigative agency stated that it had issued a temporary embargo order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Anil Deshmukh, 72, his son Hrishikesh and his wife were summoned by the Federal Investigation Agency for questioning, but they omitted the subpoenas that they refused to withdraw.
The reason for the subpoena was that the PMLA case brought against Anil Deshmukh involved the alleged bribery and extortion of hundred crore rupees by the Maharashtra police agency, leading to Deshmukh’s resignation in April 2021.
Deshmukh, the leader of the NCP, refuted these allegations. His lawyer claimed that ED’s actions against Anil Desmukh were unreasonable. The former minister recently filed a petition with the Supreme Court to protect him from any coercive actions by ED.
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