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CBI raids 12 locations in Maharashtra linked to extortion case against Anil Deshmukh

CBI sources said that raids are underway in Nashik, Pune, Ahmednagar and Mumbai.

CBI raids 12 places Maharashtra extortion case Anil Deshmukh-VPN
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Mumbai, First Published Jul 28, 2021, 2:33 PM IST
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The Central Bureau of Investigation is carrying out raids in 12 location in Maharashtra in connection with the extortion case involving former state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

CBI sources said that raids are underway in Nashik, Pune, Ahmednagar and Mumbai.

The CBI is probing charges levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh who had clamed that Deshmukh had given orders to some of his junior police officers to extort money to the tune of Rs 100 crore from bars and restraunts operating in Mumbai.

Last week, the Bombay High Court had dismissed two petitions filed by the Maharashtra state and Deshmukh challenging the CBI FIR filed on April 21 which booked former home minister for bribery, corruption and criminal conspiracy. 

Deshmukh has so far rejected the claims made by Param Bir Singh.

Deshmukh evading ED?

The Enforcement Directorate has till date sent three summons to Deshmukh. But he had not appeared before the agency yet. 

Deshmukh's residential flat in Mumbai worth Rs 4.2 crore was seized and sealed on July 16. 

The property was registered in the name of his wife, Arati, and a company called Premiere Port Links Ltd

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