After filing a complaint under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the Enforcement Directorate is conducting raids at seven sites in Pune and Mumbai associated with Maharashtra’s Minister and Shiv Sena politician Anil Parab.
Parab’s official residence, as well as a private residence, was raided in connection with this case.
In September 2021, Parab was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Mumbai with the bribery and money laundering case against Anil Deshmukh, the former home minister and leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
Last year ED stated in its charge sheet against Deshmukh’s two arrested aides that dismissed assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze claimed in his statement that Parab allegedly received crores of rupees as a bribe through Nagpur’s deputy regional transport officer Bajrang Kharmate for the transfers of ten police officers in Mumbai.
Kharmate had already been questioned by the ED for seven and a half hours as he is thought to be Parab’s close ally.
Following the statements of various witnesses in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act case against Deshmukh, his name surfaced in the case.
However, earlier on 8 April Enforcement Directorate (ED) before the Bombay High Court alleged that Deshmukh was the “mastermind” behind the money laundering case and had abused his official position to gain fortune.