The Enforcement Directorate (ED) continues to give nightmares to NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal and his family.In a fresh action against former PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal, the Enforcement Directorate on Monday searched multiple premises in Mumbai in connection with money laundering probe.Initial information suggests that the Enforcement Directorate raided at least nine places across Mumbai.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Meanwhile, taking to micro-blogging site, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya said, “Enforcement Bureau raided 9 places of Bhujbal, Samir Bhujbal & Pankaj Bhujbal.”Somaiya also added that Bhujbals used 62 Bogus companies / bank accounts for money laundering.Last week, ED had summoned Pankaj and Samir – son and nephew respectively of NCP leader – over an alleged Rs 800 crore fraud, committed by the duo and their associates.The summons were issued on charges of embezzlement of funds in the Maharashtra Sadan scam, criminal breach of trust in a residential project at Navi Mumbai and for money laundering, traced back to Indonesia-based coal projects.A month ago, the Lok Sabha was informed that the money laundering investigations against Bhujbal have revealed that entities which have subscribed to companies controlled by the politician’s family were “dubious” and their transactions were done only on paper.Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha, in a written reply, said a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has been registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Bhujbal, ex-PWD minister of the state, his family members including MLA son Pankaj, ex-MP nephew Samir, a firm called Ms K S Chamankar Enterprises and others.The Bombay High Court, on December 18 last year, has constituted a Special Investigation Team comprising the ED Director and the Director General of state Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct the inquiry and submit a report to it.

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Money laundering probe: ED raids multiple properties of NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal