HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The NCP leader received custody orders under PMLA
  • Earlier, the ED requested an extension of his remand but was rejected by a special court
  • The former Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Param Bir Singh has charged Deshmukh of having involvements with money laundering and extortion

On Monday, Anil Deshmukh, the former home minister of Maharashtra, received a 14-day judicial custody order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Earlier on November 1, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), arrested the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader.

The ED pleaded for an extension of remand before the court, however, the special court rejected the ED’s requests and gave Deshmukh 14-day judicial custody on November 6.

Deshmukh has been charged with various cases including extortion and money laundering. The former Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Param Bir Singh has personally brought allegations against the 71-year-old.

According to Singh, Deshmukh was voraciously connected to illegal activities, which included the collection of Rs 100 crore from Mumbai bars and restaurants through the suspended police officer Sachin Waze.

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