Maharashtra Sadan Scam: ED Areests NCP Leader Chhagan Bhujbal

15/03/2016 8:31 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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MUMBAI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 12: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal at Vidhan Bhavan on November 12, 2014 in Mumbai, India. Minority government of BJP led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis won the vote of confidence of the Maharashtra state assembly by a voice vote, while its former ally Shiv Sena opted for the role of opposition. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

MUMBAI -- Former Maharashtra minister and Nationalist Congress Party ( NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal was on Monday arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan scam.

The Maharashtra ACB had last month filed a chargesheet in the Mumbai Sessions Court against Chhagan Bhujbal and his family members in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan construction scam.

The ED had on 1 February arrested Sameer Bhujbal, the nephew of Chhagan Bhujbal, in a money laundering case in Mumbai after the agency conducted multiple searches in connection with its 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 construction scam and the Kalina land grabbing case.

Chhagan is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate ( ED) in several cases of money laundering.

Investigating agencies are also looking into alleged corruption in the award of contracts during his tenure as Maharashtra's PWD minister.

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