The Bombay High Court Thursday directed the Enforcement Directorate to submit a report regarding its probe against former Maharashtra deputy CM Chhagan Bhujbal and his family members relating to their properties attached, persons arrested and investigation done in the money laundering cases.
A division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice M S Sonak was hearing a public interest litigation filed by activist Anjali Damania levelling allegations of money laundering and misappropriation of funds against Bhujbal and his family members. “We are concerned about this money laundering case. You (ED) file a report giving all details about this case.
Who have been arrested, who are on the run, properties attached etc,” Chief Justice Chellur said. The ACB has registered three FIRs against Bhujbal and the ED also registered case of money laundering and arrested Bhujbal on March 14. Bhujbal’s nephew Sameer was also arrested later. The ED will have to submit its report in three weeks.
Meanwhile, another bench of the court while hearing a petition filed by Bhujbal claiming that he has been illegally detained by the ED, posted the matter for hearing on November 22.