Anil Parab is the abbot of aldermanic diplomacy and carriage in Maharashtra government. (File)
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Shiv Sena baton and Maharashtra Carriage Abbot Anil Parab for analytic in the money bed-making case registered adjoin above accompaniment abbot Anil Deshmukh and others, admiral said on Sunday.
Mr Parab, 56, is additionally a abbot of aldermanic diplomacy in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government led by Chief Abbot Uddhav Thackeray and is a three-term affiliate of the Maharashtra Legislative Council.
Officials said he has been asked by the ED to depose afore the investigating administrator of the case at the agency's appointment in south Mumbai on Tuesday.
They said Mr Parab is to be questioned in the money bed-making case actuality advised adjoin above Maharashtra home abbot Anil Deshmukh afterwards assertive "disclosures" accept been fabricated by added accused and those complex in the case.
Reacting to the summon, Shiv Sena MP and agent Sanjay Raut said the ED apprehension to Mr Parab was "expected" and the affair would action it legally.
"Well done. As anon as the Jan Ashirwad Yatra concluded, Anil Parab has been served ED apprehension as expected. The axial government has amorphous its work. The epicentre of the convulsion was Ratnagiri. (Mr) Parab is the commune guardian minister. Understand the chronology. Will action acknowledged action legally. Jai Maharashtra," Mr Raut tweeted.
Union abbot and BJP baton Narayan Rane was afresh arrested from Ratnagiri for his animadversion that he would accept "slapped" Chief Abbot Thackeray.
Mr Rane, a bete noire of both Shiv Sena and Mr Thackeray, had fabricated the acknowledgment during his Jan Ashirwad Yatra.
The latest amendment affect to the bent analysis actuality agitated out by the ED in the declared Rs 100 crore bribery-cum-extortion agitation in the Maharashtra badge enactment that led to Mr Deshmukh's abandonment in April.
The ED case adjoin Mr Deshmukh, who was beforehand the home abbot in the MVA government, and others came afterwards the CBI appointed him in the bribery case accompanying to allegations of at atomic Rs 100 crore allurement fabricated by above Mumbai Badge abettor Param Bir Singh.
Mr Deshmukh, who had skipped ED amendment at atomic bristles times till now, had said that Mr Singh fabricated the allegations adjoin him afterwards he was removed from the column of Mumbai Badge Commissioner.
The ED may catechism Mr Parab about the statements it has alert recorded of confined badge administrator and addition accused in this case, Sachin Waze.
Mr Waze was arrested by the NIA in the case of accretion of an explosives-laden SUV from abreast the Mumbai abode of Reliance Industries administrator Mukesh Ambani.
Mr Waze had beforehand declared in a letter he approved to abide afore a cloister that in January 2021, Mr Parab asked him to attending into an analysis adjoin "fraudulent" contractors listed in the Mumbai borough anatomy and "collect" at atomic Rs 2 crore from about 50 such contractors.
Mr Parab had again alone Mr Waze's claims and had said he was accessible to face any delving into the allegations.
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