ED raids underway at Maharashtra minister Anil Parab’s 7 locations

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday morning, 25 May, conducted raids at Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab.

The raids are being carried out at seven locations in Pune and Mumbai, including his official residence. It is conducted as part of a money-laundering probe against Parab and others over alleged discrepancies in a land deal in Dapoli area, news agency PTI reported.

The ED has filed a fresh case against the Shiv Sena leader under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

According to PTI, Parab had allegedly bought a portion of land in Dapoli of Ratnagiri district in 2017 for a consideration of Rs 1 crore, but the deal was registered in 2019.

Between 2017 to 2020, a resort was built on the purchased area between 2017 and 2020. Later, the land was allegedly sold to a Mumbai-based cable operator Sadanand Kadam in 2020 for a consideration of Rs 1.10 crore.

The Income Tax (I-T) department in March this year had said that tax-related irregularities were detected in connection to the purchase of the land and the construction of the resort.

Last year, Parab had also been questioned by the ED in a money laundering case in relation to former state minister Anil Deshmukh.

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