Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has been booked for indulging in corruption while misusing his position. But soon they can also be tightened under money laundering. Because Enforcement Directorate is getting evidence of unauthorized transactions of a huge amount by them.
Documents submitted to the court for the remand of two associates of Anil Deshmukh said that a trust headed by Deshmukh was sent a donation of Rs 4.18 crore through fake companies based in Delhi. Earlier this amount was sent to these companies through hawala. Deshmukh had received this money for collection from various orchestra bars in Mumbai. This recovery was made on the instructions of Deshmukh, former API of Mumbai Police Sachin Wajhe saying that this money would go to ‘No-1’ (ie Home Minister). Sachin Vajhe has told the Enforcement Directorate that he was given a list of bars in Mumbai from where the recovery was to be made by the Home Minister.
Wajhe collected around Rs 4.70 crore from various bars between December 2020 and February 2021 and paid Deshmukh’s assistant Kundan Shinde in two instalments. Kundan Shinde and Deshmukh’s son Hrishikesh Deshmukh sent this amount to 11 fake companies based in Delhi through hawala, from where Rs 4.18 crore was sent to a trust named Shri Sai Shikshan Sanstha headed by Deshmukh. The ED has obtained complete information about these 11 fake companies. These Delhi based companies have no business. They have been used only for money transactions.