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Chhagan Bhujbal sent to judicial custody till March 31 in Money laundering case

NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, accused of taking kickbacks in awarding of contract for Maharashtra Sadan, has been sent to judicial custody till March 31 by special PMLA Court.

Chhagan Bhujbal

Meanwhile, an ED source said Bhujbal denied he had any knowledge about the Maharashtra Sadan scam even.

“Today we confronted him with statements given by some of the persons (witnesses). However he denied everything,” said an ED official.

The ED had arrested the former Maharashtra PWD minister in a money-laundering case on March 14. He is accused of taking kickbacks in awarding of contract for Maharashtra Sadan, the state guest house in Delhi. The ED had told the court that his arrest was necessary as he was not cooperating with the probe.

On Wednesday, he had registered complaint of uneasiness regarding which a team of doctors from the government-run J J Hospital was sent to the Enforcement Directorate’s office in Mumbai.

The Enforcement Directorate 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 PMLA to probe the Delhi-based Maharashtra Sadan scam and the Kalina land grabbing case.

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