Mumbai: A case of money laundering has been registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against former Maharashtra Home Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Anil Deshmukh. This case in connection with alleged corruption and misuse of office.
“A case of money laundering has been registered under PMLA against Deshmukh,” a senior ED official connected with the probe was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
The ED action came almost a fortnight after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) booked Deshmukh following allegations of misuse of office and corruption on April 24.
The CBI registered a preliminary enquiry on April 6 after the Bombay High Court directed the agency to investigate the bribery and misuse of office allegations.
Immediately after the court ruling, Deshmukh stepped down from his post.
Earlier, the CBI has carried out searches at premises linked to the NCP leader and also recorded his statement earlier.