Kailash Gaikwad reached the ED office in south Mumbai around 11 a.m., the sources said, adding that his statement was being recorded by officials from the investigative agency.
A deputy secretary of the Maharashtra Interior Ministry appeared before the Execution Directorate (ED) in Mumbai on Thursday in connection with a money laundering case filed against the former interior minister of the State Anil Deshmukh and others, sources said.
The ED had previously summoned Kailash Gaikwad, the Home Office’s deputy secretary, in connection with the case, they said.
Mr. Gaikwad reached the ED office in south Mumbai around 11 a.m., the sources said, adding that his statement was being recorded by officials from the investigative agency.
On Tuesday, the ED interviewed Maharashtra’s Transport Minister Anil Parab for nearly eight hours in Mumbai in connection with the same case.
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The Directorate of Execution is investigating the alleged 100 crore bribery and extortion racket at the Maharashtra police establishment which led to Mr. Deshmukh’s resignation from the State Cabinet in April of this year. year.
The ED’s case against Mr. Deshmukh, a leader of the NCP, and others came after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) engaged him in a corruption case linked to allegations of at least 100 crore bribe filed by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Mr Deshmukh, who has ignored the emergency call at least five times so far and has taken the agency to court, has dismissed all allegations against him.
The NCP politician said Param Bir Singh brought the allegations against him after he was dismissed from his post as Mumbai Police Commissioner in March this year.