New Delhi: Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal on Monday appeared before Enforcement Directorate for questioning in the money laundering case filed against his family in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan scam.
Meanwhile, his supporters gathered outside the office of Enforcement Directorate and raised slogans against his questioning. The police were called up after which the supporters shouting slogans were detained soon.
The Maharashtra ACB had earlier filed two FIRs against the Bhujbals and others under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to probe the Delhi-based Maharashtra Sadan construction scam and the Kalina land grabbing case.
Chhagan is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in several cases of money laundering.
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.
The NCP had described the raids as nothing but political vendetta.