New Delhi September 6 :
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a lookout notice against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with a money laundering case.
Sources said that the lookout circular was published to prevent Deshmukh from fleeing the country.
He has previously skipped various summons issued by the ED in the case that forced him to resign from the post of Maharashtra Home Minister in April.
The Supreme Court had refused to offer Deshmukh relief from coercive action in the lawsuit last month, thus action was taken against him.
Deshmukh had moved the Bombay High Court on September 2 so that he could stop and do away with the agency’s summons. The plea was not taken up for hearing immediately.
The ED has summoned Deshmukh 5 times, asking him to appear before it for questioning. Deshmukh skipped every summons, saying he would be seeking appropriate measures available under law.
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