Mumbai : Deccan Express | Anil Deshmukh | Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has provisionally confiscated assets worth ₹ 4.20 Crore of Anil Deshmukh & his family, held in name of his wife Aarti Deshmukh and company Premier Port Links Private Limited under PMLA. (ED confiscates assets worth Rs 4 crore 20 lakh of former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh & his family)
ED initiated money laundering investigation on the basis of an FIR under Section 120-B of IPC, 1860 and section 7 of PC Act 1988 registered by CBI, New Delhi against Anil Deshmukh and others for attempting to obtain undue advantage for improper and dishonest performance of their public duty for collection of funds to achieve the target of Rs.100 Crore per month from various bars, restaurants and other establishments in Mumbai.
Investigation under PMLA revealed that Anil Deshmukh while acting as Home Minister of State of Maharashtra, with dishonest intention has received illegal gratification of approximately ₹ 4.70 Crore in cash from various orchestra bar owners, through Sachin Waze, then Assistant Police Inspector of Mumbai Police. Further, with the help of Delhi based dummy companies, Deshmukh family laundered the tainted money of ₹ 4.18 Crore and projected it as untainted by showing the same as amount received in the Trust namely Shri Sai Shikshan Sanstha .
Investigation further revealed that flat located at Worli,
Mumbai which is beneficially owned by Anil Deshmukh is registered in the name
of his wife Aarti Deshmukh and found that entire payment made through cash only in 2004, however,
sale deed done in month of February 2020 when Anil Deshmukh was Home Minister of State of Maharashtra.
Further Deshmukh family has acquired the 50% ownership in M/s Premier Port Links Pvt. Ltd. including its assets i.e. Land & shops totally valued at approximately ₹ 5.34 Crore (Book Value)
by merely paying an amount of ₹ 17.95 lakh, that too after a substantial gap.
The attached assets are in the form of one residential Flat valued at ₹ 1.54 Crore,
located at Worli,Mumbai and 25 land parcels of book value ₹ 2.67 Crore ,
located at Dhutum Villages in Uran, Raigarh District of Maharashtra.
Further investigation is under progress.