Monday, March 14, 2016
The Enforcement Director have arrested senior NCP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Monday in a money laundering case related to new Maharashtra Sadan in new Delhi.
The arrest under Section 19(1) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act came after more than ten hours of sustained questioning. Sources said that there were clear indications of the money being routed through companies belonging to the family and other facts pointed to his involvement. However, Bhujbal was not cooperative with the agency despite ten hours of questioning.
It may be recalled that the Enforcement Directorate has over a year been investigating the routing of money allegedly received as kickbacks in exchange for awarding choice government construction project to select contractors through companies owned by the family. The son of Bhujbal Pankaj and nephew Sammer who is already under arrest.