Maharashtra’s former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh skipped summons by probe agency Enforcement Directorate or ED for questioning in a money laundering case.
Anil Deshmukh was supposed to appear for questioning at 11 am on June 26. However, he skipped the summons and instead filed an application seeking time for him to appear before the ED. It was reported earlier that the economic intelligence agency was considering the application.
“We have not been given any kind of documents for a referral. We have demanded the documents so that the answers to the queries could be prepared. We have not asked for a specific date of appearance. It’s up to the ED officials to review the application and take a call on the same,” his lawyer, Jayawant Patil, said.
The CBI is investigating the allegations of extortion made by Singh against Deshmukh.
The central probe agency arrested his personal secretary Sanjeev Palande and personal assistant Kundan Shinde late last night after it had carried out raids against them and Anil Deshmukh in Mumbai and Nagpur.
They will be produced before a special court for cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Mumbai today where the probe agency will seek their remand for custodial interrogation, officials said.