Nagpur: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday tightened investigation noose around senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal in Maharashtra Sadan scam case by attaching two prime properties in Bandra and Santacruz. The two properties, owned by family members of Bhujbal, are reportedly worth Rs 110 crore.
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Last week, the Lok Sabha was informed that the money laundering investigations against Bhujbal have revealed that entities which have subscribed to companies controlled by the politician’s family were “dubious” and their transactions were done only on paper.
Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha, in a written reply, said a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has been registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Bhujbal, ex-PWD minister of the state, his family members including MLA son Pankaj, ex-MP nephew Samir, a firm called Ms K S Chamankar Enterprises and others.
The Bombay High Court, on December 18 last year, has constituted a Special Investigation Team comprising the ED Director and the Director General of state Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct the inquiry and submit a report to it.