The agency claimed that the alleged bribe money was shown as a donation to a trust belonging to the Deshmukh family.

Opposing the anticipatory bail plea of Hrishikesh Deshmukh, the son of former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has said that the minister laundered bribe money received from bar owners with the help of Delhi-based companies through his son. The agency claimed that the alleged bribe money was shown as a donation to a trust belonging to the Deshmukh family.

The ED claimed that Deshmukh had received an amount to the tune of Rs 4.70 crore from bar owners through co-accused dismissed cop Sachin Waze. “…part of the said bribe money was used by Deshmukh through his son for providing cash to Delhi-based paper companies and after layering the same was routed to the Shri Sai Shikhshan Sanstha Trust in the garb of donations,” the agency said in its reply filed on Monday before the special court.

It alleged that Hrishikesh transferred the money through hawala to two co-accused. It alleged that Hrishikesh assisted his father in laundering the money and he was handling day to day affairs of the companies set up.

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