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ED searches two offices of private firm in Bhujbal case

The Enforcement Directorate, which has registered two cases against former Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal, conducted searches at the offices of a firm which was involved in the construction of Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi.

“We have conducted searches at two premises of Prime Builders and Developers who were the financial partners of Chamankar Associates (which constructed Maharashtra Sadan),” said an ED official.

Earlier the ED had conducted searches at the offices of Chamankar Associates too. The contract awarded to Chamankar Associates has been questioned for alleged irregularities.

According to the Maharashtra anti-corruption bureau, after the contract for Maharashtra Sadan was granted to Chamankar, a huge amount of money was allegedly transferred from the partners of Chamankar Associates to firms directly or indirectly controlled by Bhujbal or his family members.

Last month the ED had registered two Enforcement Case Information Reports under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Bhujbal, an NCP leader, suspecting illegal transactions to the tune of Rs 900 crore.

The first case by ED pertains to the Maharashtra Sadan scam and Kalina land allotment case while the second case relates to a housing project at Navi Mumbai.

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