Mumbai: 2-2 ministers of Maharashtra government have gone to jail so far. Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik have gone behind the bars till now. Meanwhile, BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on Thursday said that Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab should be ready to go to jail in view of the Directorate of Demonstrations (ED) raids as part of its money laundering probe.
The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday conducted raids at several places in the state as part of a money laundering probe against Parab and others for alleged irregularities and other charges in the land deal in coastal Dapoli area of Ratnagiri district. After the central agency registered a fresh case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), raids are being conducted at several places in Dapoli, Mumbai and Pune.
The same is deployed in CRPF security outside Anil Parab Sarkar's bungalow C-5 Ajinkyatara after the Enforcement Directorate raided all the relevant places in Mumbai on Thursday. Let us tell you that Parab (57), who has been elected as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council for three times, is the Transport Minister of the state. Earlier, the Directorate had arrested Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik and former state home minister Anil Deshmukh in separate money laundering cases. On Thursday, Somaiya told reporters, "After Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik, now the third minister in the state cabinet, Anil Parab, needs to be ready to go to jail. I am sure the investigating agencies will uncover all the charges, not just one case against Parab.