Updated: September 30, 2021 12:14:37 am
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday summoned Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali for questioning on October 4 in a money laundering case registered against her and others.
Gawali (48) is a member of the Lok Sabha from the Yavatmal-Washim seat in Maharashtra. The agency on Tuesday had arrested her aide Saeed Khan in the criminal case filed under Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
The ED has claimed before a special court on Tuesday that Gawali and Khan gained control of a public trust unlawfully by forging documents. Khan was produced before the court, which sent him to ED custody till October 1. His lawyer said that they were being targeted as the government in Maharashtra is of a different “political colour” than the Union government.
It is understood that the agency wants to question Gawali about her links with Khan and the trust identified as ‘Mahila Utkarsha Pratishthan’ and transactions related to it.
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