Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Eknath Khadse on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers at the agency’s south Mumbai office, pursuant to summons issued by the agency in connection with the Bhosari (Pune) land money-laundering case. He and his family members are accused of defrauding the state exchequer to the tune of 61.25 crore.

He was earlier summoned and subsequently questioned by ED in January this year, a few months after he left the BJP and joined NCP. However, as new facts emerged, the agency wanted to interrogate him again. On Wednesday, the agency tweeted that Khadse’s son-in-law Girish Chaudhari has been arrested and remanded in ED’s custody up to July 12 as per a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court order.

While establishing the money trail, when ED officials asked Chaudhari about the source of funds for purchase of the said land, he said that he availed a loan of 2 crore from…

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