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Updated on: Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 03:56 PM IST

'Won't be able to join probe due to cabinet meetings:' Maharashtra CS Sitaram Kunte after ED summons him in corruption case involving Anil Deshmukh

Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte | File

Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte | File

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The Enforcement Directorate issued summons to Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte to appear before it on November 25 for answering questions related to Anil Deshmukh's probe and transfers and postings of state police officers

However, Kunte said he 'won't be able to join investigation due to some cabinet meetings'

ED is investigating the money laundering case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Deshmukh.

Deshmukh is accused of allegedly misusing his post while serving as Home Minister. It is also alleged that the leader through dismissed police officer Sachin Waze collected Rs 4.70 crore from various bars and restaurants in Mumbai. The money was allegedly laundered to the Nagpur-based Shri Sai Shikshan Sansthan, an educational trust controlled by Deshmukh's family.

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh had levelled the charge.

However, Deshmukh has repeatedly denied any misconduct.

The ED had arrested Anil Deshmukh's personal secretary and personal assistant following raids in Mumbai and Nagpur on them and the NCP leader.

(With ANI inputs)

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Published on: Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 02:44 PM IST
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