Maharashtra government suspends Palande from service

(Anil Deshmukh)

The Maharashtra government has suspended Sanjeev Palande, who worked as the additional collector and was arrested over money laundering charges. He was working as the private secretary to former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. An order was issued by the State Revenue and Forest Department on Thursday. He remained in the enforcement directorate custody will 6th of June and was later sent to Judicial custody, the Hindustan Times reported. The suspension order was issued as in action from the day of his arrest and will remain so, until further orders. The order was issued by Dr. Madhav veer, joint Secretary in the Revenue Department.

On Friday, the income tax department raided the residence of the former minister.

He was arrested on June 26th in connection with the money laundering charges against the former home minister. The probe was ordered by the Mumbai police Commissioner, and was a charge of allegedly ordering Mumbai police officers to collect a bribe of up to 100 crore rupees.

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