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Mumbai, September 19
A special PMLA court here, while taking cognisance of a chargesheet filed against former policeman Sachin Waze and others in an alleged money laundering case, has said the money trail prima facie indicates that former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh received Rs 4.7 crore from Waze and his aide Kundan Shinde.
The ED earlier this month filed its chargesheet against Waze, Deshmukh’s private secretary (an additional collector-rank officer) Sanjeev Palande, personal assistant Shinde and 11 others in the case. Special judge MG Deshpande took cognisance of the chargesheet on September 16 and the court’s detailed order was made available on Saturday.
“On careful perusal of the statements and charge showing trail of money prima-facie indicate that Rs 4.7 crore was received by Anil Deshmukh from Sachin Waze and Kundan Shinde,” the court observed in its order. It further mentioned that Deshmukh then transferred the said cash through ‘havala’ on the instructions of Hrishikesh Deshmukh to Surendra Jain and Virendra Jain, all accused in the case.
The money, through companies which are on paper only, was then “deposited in the account of Shri Sai Shikshan Sanstha, owned by Deshmukh,” the court said. — PTI