An application management team raided the campus of the Nagpur Institute of Technology run by Shri Sai Shikshan Sanstha Mahurjhari New Fatri in Nagpur on Friday August 6, 2021 Anil Deshmukh, former interior minister of Maharashtra, is the president of Shri Sai Shikshan Sanstha with members of his family.
Nagpur: The Directorate of Execution (ED) carried out searches on Friday at the office of the Shri Sai Shikshan Sanstha (SSSS) in Fetri in Kalmeshwar and at the Polytechnic School of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Mahurjhari, in as part of the ongoing investigation against the former home Minister Anil Deshmukh in the alleged extortion case of Rs100 crore and money laundering issues.
The agency has so far carried out more than half a dozen searches in and around the city, including Deshmukh’s residence near GPO Square and also his hometowns in Katol and Narkhed in the past in link to the allegations.
Deshmukh, who has avoided ED invitations four times so far, is the chairman of the executive committee of the SSSS charitable foundation that administers the NIT polytechnic. While there have been rumors of more raids in different locations, the same could not be confirmed.
The ED follows a trail of Rs4.78 crore money collected from Mumbai bar and pub owners through the licensed assistant PI Sachin Waze on behalf of Deshmukh. The former HM is facing allegations that he demanded 100 million rupees from various pub and bar owners through the cops. ED is now trying to establish that the money collected by Waze was redirected and funneled to the charity and the University of Deshmukh through the hawala channels in the form of donations.
Sources said ED detectives had long burned college and charity staff and also recorded statements. The agency collected substantial materials from both locations. The offices of charities and the college were raided. Student records, balance sheets, accounts, bank details and transactions have been scrutinized, we learn.