Enforcement Directorate attached assets worth Rs 90 crore in connection with a money laundering probe against former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal and others. The Bhujbal family is accused of diverting funds in the Maharashtra Sadan Scam. The move comes hours after a special court in Mumbai gave bail to the former Public Works Department minister in two cases that were filed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau. The court had summoned Bhujbal and other accused. However, Bhujbal had sought exemption from appearing before the court.
The Bombay High Court had earlier extended the interim arrest relief after ED filed a seperate case and a non-bailable warrant was issued against the accused. Bhujbal and others were granted bail with a surety amount of Rs 50,000. ED had earlier filed a chargesheet against Chhagan Bhujbal, his son Pankaj Bhujbal and cousin Sameer. It also named DB Realty, Balwa group, Neelkamal group and Kakade Infrastructure. Nationalist Party Leader Chhagan Bhujbal was alleged of a graft case in the Maharashtra Sadan and Kalina library scam. Even though, the accused were granted bail in June, they continued to remain in prison after the Enforcement Directorate filed a case against them.