CBI raids premises of Maharashtra’s ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

The CBI had charged Anil Deshmukh and others under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and the Prevention of Corruption Act for an “attempt to obtain undue advantage for the improper and dishonest performance of public duty,” earlier this year.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted a raid at the Nagpur and Mumbai premises of Anil Deshmukh, the former Home Minister of Maharashtra on Monday, October 11. 

The case related to which the raid is being conducted has not been disclosed by the CBI yet. However, it was confirmed by CBI officials that the Nagpur and Mumbai properties of the former Home Minister are being investigated. 

The CBI had charged Anil Deshmukh and others under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and the Prevention of Corruption Act for an “attempt to obtain undue advantage for the improper and dishonest performance of public duty,” earlier this year.

The allegations against Deshmukh came to light when former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, after his removal, wrote a letter to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in March 2021, resulting in the CBI registering a case against the former Home Minister on April 24, 2021.  

Subsequently, the Central Bureau of Investigation had started a preliminary enquiry against the accused on orders of the Bombay High Court that were issued during a hearing of a PIL application on allegations of corruption against Deshmukh.

The CBI had also lodged an FIR against Anil Deshmukh’s lawyer, Anand Daga, in September, stating that the lawyer had bribed CBI inspector Abhishek Tiwari to obtain information related to the money laundering case. The inspector had reportedly been given cash money on several different occasions as well as an iPhone 12 worth Rs. 1,00,000.

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