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ED attaches assets of Uddhav Thackeray’s relative in money laundering case

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As per a number of media reviews, officers stated that the intelligence company froze ₹ 6.45 crore in Shridhar Madhav Patankar’s assets

ED attaches assets of Uddhav Thackeray’s relative in money laundering case

File picture of Uddhav Thackeray. Image Courtesy: @CMOMaharashtra

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday seized the assets of Uddhav Thackeray’s brother-in-law Shridhar Madhav Patankar in a money laundering case.

As per a number of media reviews, officers stated that the intelligence company froze ₹ 6.45 crore in Patankar’s assets.

As per a report by The Indian Express, the ED in an announcement stated the connected assets embrace 11 residential flats in an actual property challenge referred to as Neelambari in Thane.

“The ED (Enforcement Directorate) is acting under political pressure. They are trying to make us bend through central agencies,” Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut stated on Monday.

“All states that don’t have BJP governments are facing this. Yesterday, Mamata Banerjee’s nephew was questioned by ED. This smacks of a demonic autocracy. Neither Bengal nor Maharashtra will bend,” he added.

Veteran politician and Uddhav Thackeray’s ally from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar echoed him. “This is all political. Five years ago no one knew what the ED was,” he stated.

Shridhar Madhav Patankar, the brother of Mr Thackeray’s spouse Rashmi, “owns and controls” Shree Saibaba Grihanirmiti Private Limited, it stated.

Pushpak Bullion

The company alleged funds that have been allegedly siphoned off in a money laundering case being investigated towards an organization named Pushpak Bullion have been “parked” in the true property initiatives of Shree Saibaba Grihanirmiti Pvt. Ltd, NDTV stated.

According to Indian Express, earlier the company had provisionally connected properties price Rs 21.46 crore of the promoters of Pushpak Bullion in the case.

The ED had registered a case towards Pushpak Bullion in March 2017. The company had discovered that Rs 84.5 crore demonetised foreign money notes have been deposited in the financial institution accounts of two jewelry corporations after demonetisation in November 2016 and the money was then transferred to Pushpak Bullion for buy of 258 kg of gold.

Shiv Sena guidelines out alliance with AIMIM

According to a report by ANI, Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut on Sunday dismissed the chance of an alliance with Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), terming it BJP’s “B team”.

Speaking to media individuals right here as we speak, the Shiv Sena MP stated, “Uddhav Thackeray in his meeting with party MPs and district presidents today said that Shiv Sena will not ally with AIMIM. He added that AIMIM is BJP’s ‘B team’.”

Ratu earlier additionally rejected the suggestion of AIMIM’s alliance with Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), saying those that bow earlier than the grave of Aurangzeb can’t turn into Maharashtra’s perfect, ANI stated in a report.

“Our party was formed on the values of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Sambhaji Maharaj and would continue with the same values. Why would we form an alliance with a party which bows down at Aurangzeb’s grave?. How can you even think of that?” Raut stated on Saturday.

“Maharashtra government is formed by three parties, Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party. There will be no inclusion of any fourth party,” Raut had additionally stated.

As per ANI’s report, this comes after AIMIM MP Imtiaz Jaleel stated that AIMIM is prepared to enter into an alliance with Congress and the NCP in the upcoming Maharashtra civic polls in order to defeat BJP.

“AIMIM is always held responsible for BJP’s victory, it is said that we are ‘B’ team of BJP, so we gave them (Congress) an offer to form an alliance with us. Since they are with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, they’ll never agree to form an alliance with us,” Jaleel stated yesterday.

Notably, civic physique polls are slated for later this yr. Assembly polls in the state shall be held in 2024, ANI stated.

According to NDTV, final month, Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik was arrested after questioning by the company in reference to a money laundering case linked to fugitive terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. He shall be in judicial custody until at the least 4 April.

At a information convention final month, Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut had stated the BJP could be utilizing investigating businesses to try to topple the Maharashtra authorities and goal its leaders and their households, together with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The allegations adopted raids on folks linked to him.

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