ED arrests former home minister of Maharashtra

Anil Deshmukh has facing charges of money laundering and extortion. Ex Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh made allegations against him of extortion. Mr. Deshmukh has fixed monthly collections to Mumbai police Param Bir Singh alleged

ED arrests former home minister of Maharashtra

Mumbai: Maharashtra's former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case.

After questioning him for more than 12 hours, the ED has taken him to custody, produced before the jurisdictional magistrate.

Following allegations made against him in money laundering and extortion case. Former Mumbai commissioner Param Bir Singh has made allegations against him about extortion charges. Later, Mr. Deshmukh stepped down. Meanwhile, the Bombay high court has refused to give relief to him in the summons case. ED has issued summons to him to appear before the agency over money laundering charges.

Recently he made a video stating that all charges made against him are false. Mr. Param Bir Singh made direct allegations against Deshmukh for fixing monthly collections to Mumbai police. He has written a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Mr. Param Bir Singh accused Mr Deshmukh of interference and using the police to extort up to Rs.100 crore every month.

Mr. Param Bir Singh was questioned by CBI regarding his doubtful behavior in the Antilia bomb scare case. Mr Deshmukh had said some "unforgivable" lapses had been revealed in the Mukesh Ambani security scare probe under the police chief.

Now Mr. Param Bir Singh also missing, the police had issued a lookout notice against him. He also faces allegations of extortion and several cases have been filed against him.

Mr. Deshmukh has hit out at Param Bir Singh, "where is Param Bir Singh, who made allegations against me? Today the officers of Param Bir Singh's own department and several businessmen have filed their complaints against him."

On Sunday, the CBI made the first arrest in the bribery case linked to the former minister.