The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday mentioned it has connected belongings price Rs 5.73 crore of former Maharashtra minister and NCP chief Eknath Khadse and his household in a cash laundering case. The attachment has been carried out in a case of “prison misconduct by a public servant”.
“The connected belongings embody immovable properties price Rs 4.86 crore and financial institution stability of Rs 86.28 lakh,” the company mentioned in a press release.
The ED is probing Khadse in an alleged land seize deal of 2016 in Pune.
Khadse, 68, left the BJP to affix the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Get together (NCP) late final yr and he has been questioned by the ED on this case up to now.
The case stems from a Pune police anti-corruption bureau (ACB) FIR filed in opposition to Khadse, his spouse Mandakini and son-in-law Girish Chaudhari, in April 2017.
The company claimed that alleged irregularities within the land deal induced a lack of Rs 61.25 crore to the exchequer “by fraudulently coming into right into a sale deed”.
The plot, owned by state-run MIDC, beneath the scanner is positioned within the Haveli Taluka of Bhosari, a suburb of Pune district and it bears the survey no 52/2A/2. Chaudhari was additionally arrested by the ED up to now.
The ED had earlier issued a press release to explain the alleged position of Chaudhari within the deal, saying “with the connivance of others, he knowingly entered right into a sale deed to accumulate the mentioned land regardless of the land belonging to the Maharashtra Industrial Improvement Company (MIDC) to avail a compensation greater than 2.5-3 instances of the particular worth of land”.
“The land was registered at a a lot decrease fee of solely Rs 3.75 crore in opposition to the prevailing worth of Rs 31 crore,” it had claimed.
The ED mentioned the probe discovered that the accused “claimed the supply of fund to buy the mentioned property as mortgage from some corporations”.
“Nonetheless, it’s revealed that these funds have been layered and routed by means of shell corporations, that are both dysfunctional or struck off (from the federal government report books) in a while,” it alleged.
Khadse, the then state income minister, had resigned from the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra Cupboard in 2016 after going through allegations concerning the identical land deal and another points.
It was alleged that he misused his official powers to facilitate this deal.
The NCP chief had denied any wrongdoing saying that the state police ACB, in addition to the Revenue Tax Division, had given him a clear chit within the matter.
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