Maha sadan scam: ED summons Bhujbal
Tightening its noose, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former Maharashtra Public Works Minister and nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal on March 14 in connection with its probe into the money-laundering case registered against him and others.
The agency is expected to record his statement in the case under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). BJP leader Kirit Somaiya tweeted about the latest summons first and later the agency sources confirmed it, albeit reluctantly. “Now Shri #ChhaganBhujbal called by #ED Enforcement Department for #MoneyLaundering #FEMA case on 14 March for #MaharashtraSadan other cases,” Somaiya tweeted.
The ED had registered a PMLA case, involving the Bhujbals and some of their associates and has already arrested the former minister’s nephew Samir last month in the case.
Samir is currently lodged in the high-security Arthur Road jail here. The ED also questioned Bhujbal’s son Pankaj in the same case last month.