Chhagan Bhujbal Sent to Two-Day ED Custody


Mumbai: A Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Tuesday sent Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal to two-day custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The ED earlier sought three-day custody of Bhujbal, saying his investments as alleged in the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) chargesheet need to be found out.

The former Maharashtra deputy chief minister, who was arrested last evening, was produced before a Mumbai Special Court today.

Earlier, the Maharashtra ACB filed a chargesheet in the Mumbai Sessions Court against Bhujbal and his family members in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan scam.

The ED had on February 1 arrested former lawmaker Sameer Bhujbal, nephew of Chhagan Bhujbal, in a money laundering case in Mumbai after the agency conducted multiple searches in connection with the probe against Bhujbals and others.

The Maharashtra ACB had earlier filed two FIRs against the Bhujbals and others under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to probe the Delhi-based Maharashtra Sadan scam and the Kalina land grabbing case.

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