Mumbai, Apr 6: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday arrested a Thane-based builder, stated to be a detailed aide of Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik, in reference to an alleged cash laundering case, an official of the central company stated. According to ED officers, the builder, Yogesh Deshmukh, was summoned by the company for questioning and positioned beneath arrest within the early hours of Tuesday.
Later within the day, he was produced earlier than a particular Mumbai court docket, which remanded him within the ED custody until April 9, they stated. Last month, the ED had raided a bungalow of Deshmukh located at Godrej Hill in Kalyan (West).
After the raid, Deshmukh had complained of sickness and was admitted to a personal hospital. The raid was carried out in relation to a property deal in Titwala city of Thane district, the officers stated.
Sarnaik is already dealing with a probe by the ED which questioned him in December final 12 months in an alleged cash laundering case. On November 24, the ED had carried out searches at ten properties of Sarnaik, Tops Group and its promoter and some others in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane.
After the searches, the ED officers had picked up the MLA’s son Vihang from his residence and questioned him. The Shiv Sena had referred to as the raids on the MLA’s properties as “political vendetta”.
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