Enforcement Directorate (ED) has disclosed that senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Maharashtra revenue minister Eknath Khadse had earned unaccounted money worth Rs 50 lakh which he later laundered through the bank account of his wife Mandakini for the purchase of MICD land in a fraudulent manner. ED says that he had manipulated land records misusing his office to purchase controversial MIDC land.

ED has made this disclosure in the chargesheet recently submitted before the special PMLA court while investigating the alleged purchase of the government land of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) by Eknath Khadse’s wife Mandakini Khadse and son-in-law Girish Chaudhari at Bhosari village in Pune in 2016. 

The ED has explained the tricky layering of cash and manipulations of accounts. Purchasers had spent Rs 5.53 crore to complete the purchase of land including the cost of the land and stamp duties….

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