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Agencies showing ‘more eagerness’ in Bhujbal’s case: Congress

Sandeep Dikshit

New Delhi: The Congress Party on Tuesday said that the law enforcement agencies are showing ‘more eagerness’ than needed in the case related to former Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, who was arrested yesterday in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan scam.

“This has been going on for many days and it appears as if law enforcement agencies are more that eager on this. The process should be followed and justice should be done. Let us see how it pans out,” Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit told ANI.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) yesterday alleged vendetta politics by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the arrest Bhujbal, adding that the party would fight the matter politically in the court of law.

Bhujbal was on Monday arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the scam.

The former deputy chief minister was interrogated for more than nine hours today by a team of ED officials. He will be produced before a court today.

The ED had summoned Bhujbal on March 8 following a complaint by Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) MP Kirit Somaiya in connection with cases lodged under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and Foreign Exchange Management Act pertaining to alleged irregularities in the construction of a new Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi, worth several hundred crores of rupees.

The ED had on February 1 arrested Bhujbal’s nephew Sameer Bhujbal. Later last month, it questioned Bhujbal’s son Pankaj Bhujbal, a legislator. (ANI)

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