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Maha BJP leader who joined NCP sent notice to ED | India News


MUMBAI: Two months after you joined NCP, the Directorate of Enforcement sent a notice to former minister and former BJP member Eknath Khadse regarding the MIDC land deal that led to his resignation from the Devendra Fadnavis ministry, sources said on Friday.
Khadse said he had not received the notice. “I was told that the Emergency Department is in the process of sending me a notice and may ask me to appear before it on Wednesday. In case they summon me, I will cooperate with the agency, ”he told TOI.
Khadse, who had to resign as finance minister after a dispute over the purchase of land reserved for acquisition by members of his family by MIDC, said he had received information that the Department of Education was investigating the issue. money laundering in the land deal in Pune district. “The entire deal was investigated by the IT department, twice by the Anti-Corruption Office and by a retired HC judge, MD Zoting. All the agencies have given me a good grade. Now let ED investigate the transaction. I will cooperate and provide you with all relevant documents, ”Khadse said.
Khadse pointed out that the deal was between his wife, son-in-law and a Pune-based owner, adding that it was wrong to link his name to the transaction. “I was finance minister and my wife had taken a loan to buy the land,” he said. He has opined that even when MIDC claimed ownership of the small parcel of land in Bhosari in Pune district, the land was never transferred to MIDC and that the original owner of the land continued to pay taxes to the local authority. The then CM Fadnavis ordered a judicial investigation into the transaction and appointed former judge MD Zoting to investigate the deal. Zoting sent the report to the government, but it was not made public.

Times of India