The ED has summoned Maharashtra Minister Anil Parab in connection with a money-laundering investigation

by Web Desk | Published: 14 Jun 2022

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The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Maharashtra Transport Minister and Shiv Sena leader Anil Parab in a money laundering case. On Wednesday, he has been summoned to appear before the investigation agency. The case is connected to his Dapoli resort in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
 
On May 30, ED officials made inquiries with a key person in connection with a money laundering case involving a resort in Dapoli, Ratnagiri. Last month, ED agents conducted searches in Mumbai, Pune, and Dapoli, including properties linked to Parab and others.
 
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya had previously claimed that Parab had built a resort in Dapoli, Ratnagiri district, in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone. During a search in March of this year, the Income Tax (IT) department allegedly discovered evidence revealing that more than Rs 6 crore was spent on the construction of a prominent politician's (Anil Parab) resort at Dapoli in Ratnagiri district.
 
The money, according to agency officials, was not accounted for in the books of account. The search resulted in the seizure of Rs. 66 lakh in cash. During the search, IT officials discovered that Parab purchased a parcel of land in Dapoli in 2017 for Rs 1 crore, but it was not registered until 2019. This land was eventually sold to a Mumbai-based cable operator in 2020 for Rs 1.10 crore.
 
 
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