The IT raid follows CBI, ED raids on former State Home Minister over graft cases
Nagpur: Trouble seems to be mounting for former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh as the Income Tax Department, after the CBI and ED, raided several locations linked to the NCP leader on Friday, according to media reports.
The reports further said that a day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a chargesheet in Deshmukh case, stating that the former Minister and one of his associates had received Rs 20 crore each for reversing one of the most controversial orders of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. According to the reports, a team of Income Tax’s Investigation Wing is carrying out raids on a number of premises linked to Deshmukh in Nagpur.
The IT team descended at around 10 am having covered an educational institution having Deshmukh and his relatives on management board apart from a few offices and residential premises. One of the residences include a posh apartment in Nagpur whose links were also traced to one of Deshmukh’s close associates.
The raids were conducted after suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze alleged that Deshmukh had asked him to collect money from bar and hotel owners, and used to give instructions in high-profile investigations. Waze made the alleged statements during his interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate.