Anil Deshmukh Arrested: Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has been arrested by the ED. This significant action of arrest has happened in the recovery case. Deshmukh was questioned for 12 hours before being arrested. The ED found that no satisfactory answers have been given to any of the questions on behalf of Deshmukh. So he was arrested.
Anil Deshmukh Arrested
Anil Deshmukh himself reached the ED office for questioning on Monday, November 1, at 11:55 am. He was summoned by the ED several times before, but he did not attend the interrogation. On November 1, the ED questioned Deshmukh for a total of 12 hours. The ED has clearly stated that the former Home Minister of Maharashtra did not cooperate in the investigation.
According to Spot News 18, the statement of Anil Deshmukh was recorded before the arrest. The statements of all those accused who were allegedly actively involved in this crime were also placed before Deshmukh. But Deshmukh could not give a clear answer. They just kept denying the allegations. After this, the ED arrested him.
Videos released before questioning
Anil Deshmukh released videos on social media claiming his innocence before reaching the ED office for questioning. While removing the video in Hindi and Marathi, he told how he is continuously cooperating in the investigation, and the person accusing him is missing. He said in the video,
“Wrong information was given in the media about the ED summons that came in the middle that I was not cooperating. It’s not like that. Whenever the ED summons came, we told the agency that the case was going on in the High Court and Supreme Court. I will come to the office after the results of the High Court are out. But he kept on sending summons.
My family and I cooperated even when ED officials raided our house. I stayed at home for the whole day and informed the ED officials. I also came twice to the CBI office. My case is pending in Supreme Court. Its result will take some time to come. In such a situation, I have come to the ED office on Monday. I have been accused by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, but Parambir Singh today? “
— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) November 1, 2021
What is the whole matter?
In February 2021, India’s most prosperous businessman Mukesh Ambani’s house was found to have an explosive-laden car, causing panic across the country. After investigation, police officer Sachin Wajhe was arrested in this case. After this, questions were also raised on the then Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
In March 2021, Parambir Singh was removed from the post of Commissioner of Mumbai Police. He was made the DG of Home Guard. After this, a letter from Parambir Singh came out, which he wrote to CM Uddhav Thackeray.
In this letter, he had alleged that Anil Deshmukh had demanded Rs 100 crore every month from Sachin Wajhe as Home Minister. Deshmukh was also accused of taking money instead of transferring and posting on police officers. Deshmukh rubbished the allegations and termed Parambir Singh as close to Sachin Wajhe.
Here Parambir Singh has been missing for the last several months. National Investigation Agencies have called Parambir Singh several times for questioning, but he has not appeared yet. He has been on leave since May 2021, citing health reasons.
Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam tweeted on October 30, alleging that Parambir Singh had left the country and gone to Belgium. On Saturday itself, the Fort Court of Mumbai issued a non-bailable warrant against Parambir Singh.
What evidence has the ED found?
Earlier the CBI was investigating this matter. But later, when the money laundering angle came to the fore, the ED also started an investigation. IN ITS STUDY, the ED has claimed that police officer Sachin Wajhe, accused of placing explosives in front of Mukesh Ambani’s house, had recovered Rs 4.70 crore from several orchestra bars.
Later the same money was given to Deshmukh. The ED has also claimed, based on its investigation, that the family of Anil Deshmukh runs a charitable trust by the name of Shri Sai Shiksha Sansthan. In that trust also Rs 4.18 crore was put through fake companies of Delhi. Questions were answered from Deshmukh on all these aspects within 12 hours.