• Searches were carried out at Anil Deshmukh’s properties in Nagpur, Mumbai, and Pune for suspected tax evasion
• Personnel from central security forces also accompanied the IT teams during their searches
• A senior police officer stated that additional security was deployed outside his residence as his supporters gathered outside his residence
Searches were carried out at the houses of Anil Deshmukh, the former home minister of Maharashtra, in Nagpur, Mumbai, and Pune by the Income Tax department for suspected tax evasion.
Today, several sources stated that numerous IT teams carried out the search operations at Anil Deshmukh’s property in the morning. Deshmukh’s residences were also searched in Nagpur. Personnel from central security forces also accompanied the I-T teams during their searches.
A senior police officer stated that additional security was deployed by the Nagpur police outside his residence as many Deshmukh’s supporters gathered outside his residence. No information was shared by the tax department regarding the searches that were carried out.
Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a charge sheet against Sanjeev Palande, and Kundan Shinde, in a money laundering case, in which Deshmukh has been accused, causing him to be the center of several controversies. The money laundering case against the former home minister was registered on April 21 after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed an FIR.
The basis of the FIR was corruption allegations made by a former Mumbai Police commissioner, through which Param Bir Singh alleged that Deshmukh demanded ₹100 crores monthly from Mumbai’s bars and restaurants. Deshmukh claimed that the allegations were made by Singh after he was removed from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner.