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ED attaches Rs.20 crores properties in Maha Ex-Dy.CM Chhagan Bhujbal case

Thursday, December 7, 2017 • Tamil Comments

The Enforcement Directorate has attached properties and assets worth Rs.20.41 in a case of money-laundering against former Maharashtra chief-minister Chhagan Bhujbal, who has been serving a prison-term right now.

ED’s zonal office issued the provisional order for attaching the above-said assets under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Maharashtra is presently ruled by the BJP in alliance with Shive Sena with Devendra Fadnavis at the helm of affairs. The previous Congress-NCP regime came under many allegations of wrong-doings and corruption. ED filed charge-sheets against Bhujbal, an NCP leader, and his son and MLA Pankaj and nephew Sameer.

ED has accused that Bhujbal had helped his family launder in many ways the money he took as bribe during his tenure as the State PWD Miniser during the Congress-NCP regime. Properties and assets worth Rs.2014 crores have been attached. With this, the value of properties attached so far has risen to Rs.178 crores.

The case relates to the bribe reportedly taken by Bhujbal for awarding the contract to construct ‘Maharashtra Sadan’ – the State’s Guest House in New Delhi.