MUMBAI: Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab was questioned for greater than 11 hours by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) right here on Tuesday in reference to a cash laundering probe being performed by the company, an official mentioned.
The ED had summoned Parab, a Shiv Sena chief, for questioning within the cash laundering probe linked to alleged violation of coastal regulation zone provisions within the building of a resort in Dapoli seaside space of Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district.
Parab reached the ED’s workplace at Ballard Estate in south Mumbai at 11:20 am and got here out at round 10:45 pm, the official mentioned. He was earlier summoned on June 15, however skipped the deposition then citing official work.
Officials earlier mentioned that the federal company needed to file Parab’s assertion beneath the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED had raided his premises and people allegedly linked to him in May, after registering a recent case beneath the PMLA in opposition to him and others.
The Shiv Sena chief denied any wrongdoing. “I have answered all the questions asked by ED officials today…had answered them earlier, too, and will answer them in the future, too. I am repeatedly saying I do not own Dapoli’s Sai Resort,” mentioned Parab whereas talking with media individuals earlier than leaving the ED workplace.
The minister claimed the ED case relates of discharge of water from the resort, at the moment shut, into the ocean. Asked whether or not the central company has known as him once more for questioning on Wednesday, Parab mentioned he’ll come to learn about it solely within the morning.
On revolt by occasion colleague Eknath Shinde, Parab declined to remark, saying he was busy with ED questioning via out the day. Parab (57) is a three-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council and holds transport and parliamentary affairs portfolios.