Deshmukh money laundering case: deputy secretary of the interior ministry of Maha appears before the ED

A deputy secretary of the Maharashtra interior ministry appeared before the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) on Thursday in connection with a registered money laundering case against the former state interior minister Anil Deshmukh and others, sources said.

The ED had previously summoned Kailash Gaikwad, the Home Office’s deputy secretary, in connection with the case, they said.

Gaikwad reached the ED office in south Mumbai around 11 a.m., the sources said, adding that his statement was being recorded by officials from the investigative agency.

On Tuesday, the ED interviewed Maharashtra’s Transport Minister Anil Parab for nearly eight hours here about the same case.

The Directorate of Execution is investigating the alleged racketeering of corruption and extortion of 100 crore rupees at the Maharashtra police establishment which led to Deshmukh’s resignation from the state cabinet in April of This year.

ED’s case against Deshmukh, a leader of the NCP, and others came after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) engaged him in a corruption case related to bribery allegations of at least Rs 100 crore worn by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.

Deshmukh, who has ignored the emergency call at least five times so far and has taken the agency to court, has dismissed all allegations against him.

The NCP politician said Singh brought the allegations against him after he was dismissed from his post as Mumbai Police Commissioner in March this year.