New Delhi: Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after he was questioned for over 12 hours in a money laundering case. He will be produced before the court on Tuesday where the ED will seek his custodial remand.
Anil Deshmukh, who appeared before the investigators after skipping multiple summons, was placed under arrest as he was “non-cooperative” during questioning.
Before placing him under arrest, the financial probe agency recorded the statement of the 71-year-old politician during which he was confronted with alleged evidence gathered by the agency, including statements of other accused and witnesses in the case.
The ED is carrying out an investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with the alleged Rs 100 crore extortion racket.