Miffed at the Enforcement Directorate notice to their party chief, MNS workers had announced a bandh in Thane district even as some MNS leaders had warned the public to step out on the streets of Mumbai on August 22 only if required.
The questioning of Hooda by ED officials started at 3pm and continued till 9 pm. Before this, the former CM had gone to the Panchkula situated CBI court in connection with the Manesar land deal but the hearing could not take place due to strike by the lawyers.
The attached assets include a residential and a commercial properties, an agricultural land and bank balances, the agency said in a statement. The ED issued an order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to attach the assets.
The agency is treating wealth amassed by IMA through its ponzi schemes and other means as proceeds of crime under PMLA, which allows it to provisionally attach the wealth before completing investigation and passing final attachment orders.
Former joint MD Arun K Saha and MD of transportation network K Ramchand were arrested late evening in Mumbai under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). These are the first arrests in this case by the Enforcement Directorate.