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Maharashtra: NCP’s Anil Deshmukh moves SC against coercive action in alleged money laundering case


Former Maharashtra Home Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party leader Anil Deshmukh on Sunday moved the Supreme Court, asking protection from coercive action in an alleged money laundering case, reported PTI.

Deshmukh has been summoned for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate thrice, but he has skipped them every time. The Nationalist Congress Party leader said he would furnish all the information and documents sought by the agency after it gave him a copy of the Enforcement Case Information Report.

The former Maharashtra minister has also offered to answer questions through video conferencing.

On June 25, the Enforcement Directorate had raided Deshmukh’s home in Nagpur in relation to the case. The investigating agency had summoned him after the raids, but Deshmukh sought more time. The agency then asked him to appear at on June 29, which he again chose to skip.

Though Deshmukh has constantly denied any impropriety, he resigned from the state Cabinet on April 5 after the Bombay High Court directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the allegations against him. On April 8, the Supreme Court had dismissed the Maharashtra government and Deshmukh’s petitions to cancel the CBI inquiry against him.

On April 24, the Central Bureau of Investigation filed a First Information Report. In May, the Enforcement Directorate also filed a money laundering case against the Nationalist Congress Party leader, based…

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