Recovery Case: Anil Deshmukh's custody extended

Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh is yet to get relief in the money laundering case. The PMLA court in Mumbai on Friday remanded Anil Deshmukh to enforcement directorate (ED) custody till November 15. The ED case against Deshmukh and others came to light after CBI registered a case against him in view of allegations of recovery of Rs 100 crore by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.

In a letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray after he was removed from the post of police commissioner in March, Param Bir Singh had alleged that Deshmukh had given Sachin Vaze a target of collecting more than Rs 100 crore in a month from bars and restaurants in the metropolis. Deshmukh had then dismissed the allegations and said Singh had levelled allegations against him after he was removed from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner. The allegations are based on malicious statements.

Deshmukh did not appear before the agency after at least five summons issued by the ED in the money laundering case, but he appeared before the agency last week after the high court refused to quash all these summonses. Former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, who has come under the scanner of the ED in the money laundering case, is facing increasing difficulties. The ED has registered a case against him and is investigating the Rs 100 crore recovery case. In this order, ED has also conducted raids at several of their hideouts.

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