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ED likely to launch money laundering probe over Singh's claim against Deshmukh

ED to launch money laundering probe over Singh's claim against Deshmukh
ED likely to launch money laundering probe over Singh's claim against Deshmukh

The sensational letter by Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh accusing Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of corruption and Mahavikas Aghadi government has stirred controvery in the state.

The Enforcement Directorate will launch a money laundering probe over Singh's claim against Deshmukh. However, Deshmukh has refuted all the claims made by Singh and said that the former Mumbai Police commissioner is "trying to save himself from further investigation", 

Therefore, the problems of Home Minister Deshmukh and the state government is likely to increase.

In his eight-page letter, Singh claimed that Deshmukh had allegedly asked Sachin Vaze, arrested by the NIA over his role in placing an explosive-loaded SUV near Mukesh Ambani's residence last month, to collect Rs 100 crore from bars, restaurants and other establishments in Mumbai.

The letter will be handed over to the governor today, Parambir Singh said. Therefore, the case can be referred to the ED to check the financial connection behind it. Similarly, the ED can investigate the allegations on its own, realizing the seriousness of the allegations. A case can be filed accordingly by recording Parambir's reply. Sources said that the matter could be handled by the ED even if a complaint was lodged by the Opposition.

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