Mumbai, Sep 17: The Income Tax Department on Friday carried out searches at a number of premises linked to former Maharashtra house minister Anil Deshmukh in reference to a tax evasion investigation, official sources stated.
The raids are being carried out in Mumbai and Nagpur (Maharashtra) in addition to Jaipur in Rajasthan, they stated.
The 71-year-old former minister is being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) too on prices of alleged cash laundering and fee of purported kickbacks within the police institution of Maharashtra.
The ED case against Deshmukh, who was earlier the house minister within the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities, and others got here after the CBI booked him within the corruption case associated to allegations of a minimum of Rs 100 crore bribe made by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Deshmukh had stated that Singh made the allegations against him after he was faraway from the put up of Mumbai Police Commissioner.
He has refused to adjust to a minimum of 5 summons despatched by the ED for questioning within the case and has as an alternative steered for the company to work together with him over an internet hyperlink saying he was a “regulation abiding citizen.”
Deshmukh resigned as Maharashtra house minister in April after the allegations surfaced following the restoration of an explosives-laden SUV parked close to the residence of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, a case through which suspended Maharashtra policeman Sachin Waze was arrested.
Story first revealed: Friday, September 17, 2021, 19:39 [IST]