Mumbai: A Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Thursday sent Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal to judicial custody till March 31.
He was arrested on March 14 in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan scam and was sent to Enforcement Directorate custody till March 17.
A former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Bhujbal is accused of siphoning and laundering money to the tune of Rs 900 crore.
The Enforcement Directorate had on February 1 arrested former lawmaker Sameer Bhujbal, nephew of Chhagan Bhujbal, in a money laundering case in Mumbai after the agency conducted multiple searches in connection with the probe against Bhujbals and others.
Series of raids have been conducted at the properties owned by Bhujbal and his family across Maharashtra in the last one and a half years.
Investigating agencies are also looking into alleged corruption in the award of contracts during his tenure as Maharashtra's PWD minister.
Last month, the ED questioned Chhagan's son Pankaj Bhujbal in the case and also seized Pankaj's passport to ensure he does not leave the country.