The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Friday carried out searches at multiple locations in Aurangabad, including a premises reportedly linked to Shiv Sena leader Arjun Khotkar.
According to ED sources, on November 12, ED officials had carried out searches at different locations, including a businessman in Aurangabad. The said searches were carried out in connection with the purchase of a sugar mill.
The officials stated that Friday searches too, were part of the same probe. The ED is probing the financial deal pertaining to the sugar mill and were checking documents pertaining to the deal.
Khotkar had served as an MLA from Jalna and as a minister in the Maharashtra government between 2016 and 2019.
When FPJ contacted Khotkar, he said he was busy and would call back later.
The ED, which is probing a money laundering case pertaining to Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank (MSCB), in July had attached the properties including land, building structure, plant and machinery of M/s Jarandeshwar Sahkari Sugar Karkhana (Jarandeshwar SSK) situated at Chimangaon, Koregaon, Satara, worth Rs 65.75 crore (purchase price of the year 2010) under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.