Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's troubles have once again increased. In fact, under the recent information, he had directed API (now sacked) Sachin Vaze to hand over 16 bags full of Rs 4.6 crore cash to his personal assistant Kundan Shinde outside the Sahyadri Guest House and near Raj Bhavan on two separate occasions. Yes, and this has been revealed in the chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Special PMLA Court. Vaze reportedly recovered the money from the city bar owners at anil Deshmukh's behest. Let me tell all of you that in the chargesheet filed, along with Sachin Vaze, ED has also included a trust running some educational institutions and a company in Navi Mumbai.
The company, which owns assets worth several hundred crores, is said to be owned by Deshmukh's family members. With this, ED has filed a chargesheet against Deshmukh's private secretaries Sanjeev Palande and PA Shinde. The duo was reportedly arrested by the ED and is currently in jail. The chargesheet filed also said that in January 2021, Anil Deshmukh called Sachin Vaze and asked him to fill Rs 1.6 crores deposited in five bags and hand over his PA Kundan Shinde outside the Sahyadri Guest House.
Moreover, investigations have revealed that Shinde had come to Deshmukh's Mercedes car to collect the money. In February, Deshmukh once again called Sachin Vaze and asked him to hand over the cash deposited so far. After all this, he sent his PA to the Raj Bhavan signal and had taken 11 bags from the Vaze. It had about 3 crore cash. The chargesheet also said that Deshmukh had transferred some of the money through his son Hrishikesh Deshmukh to a paper company in Delhi and sent the remaining money to the Sri Sai Shikshan Sansthan Trust under the guise of a donation.
Tell you that Deshmukh and his family have control over this trust. The chargesheet says that the trust has been used to siphon off illegal money since 2013. On the other hand, it has also come to light that despite these allegations, ED has not accused Anil Deshmukh in his chargesheet. In fact, ED says that Deshmukh did not come for questioning despite several calls, so it is yet to be decided how he was involved in the entire game of money laundering.