Law Enforcement Directorate launches investigation against Anil Deshmukh in extortion case | India News
Former Maharashtra Interior Minister Anil Deshmukh
NEW DELHI: The Directorate of Execution has launched an investigation into extortion charges against former Maharashtra interior minister Anil Deshmukh as part of an investigation under the Anti-Money Laundering Act that will also look at the role of the former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param One Singh, the accuser in the case.
In addition to Deshmukh and other defendants, including Deputy Police Inspector Sachin Waze, the agency is likely to summon Singh and record his statement. Waze, according to the preliminary investigation of the IWC, was reinstated in service after 15 years with the “knowledge” of Deshmukh and given important and sensitive cases to investigate in the criminal branch of the city. Sources said Singh’s conduct as a police commissioner was also under scanner as he had full knowledge of Waze’s activities and was instrumental in the latter’s position as the virtual head of the city’s criminal investigation unit. .
NCP and Congress, the two allies of the ruling Maharashtra alliance led by Shiv Sena, called on the EDThe move’s vendetta policy was aimed at covering up the failures of the Modi government.
“From Singh’s accusations to the presentation of the case by the ED, everything is politically motivated and aims to smear him (Deshmukh) by abusing power. It is clear that BJP is playing politics using the CBI, ED and other central agencies, ”said NCP Minister Nawab Malik.
In a letter to the Governor of Maharashtra and CM Uddhav Thackeray in the last week of March, which coincided with the revelation about Waze’s alleged role in placing explosives in front of the Mumbai residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, Singh alleged that the then Interior minister had set a Rs 100 million rupee target for Waze and other Mumbai policemen, to be obtained from the owners of dance bars and restaurants.