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ED quizzes Nitin Sardesai in Kohinoor Tower case

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Published : Sep 6, 2019, 5:05 am IST
Updated : Sep 6, 2019, 5:05 am IST

Matoshree Realtors had invested Rs 4 crores in the Kohinoor Tower project at Dadar.

Nitin Sardesai
 Nitin Sardesai

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Thursday questioned Nitin Sardesai, a Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) leader and close aide of party chief Raj Thackeray, in connection with the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) scam.

The agency is probing alleged irregularities in loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore in the Kohinoor Square tower.

Mr Sardesai reached the ED office at 11.30 am Thursday and was allowed to leave the office only after seven hours of questioning i.e. 6.30 pm.

Matoshree Realtors had invested `4 crore in the construction of the Kohinoor Tower. Along with Mr Thackeray, Mr Sardesai also held equity shares in the said construction.

Mr Sardesai held 10 per cent shares in Matoshree Realtors. Mr Sardesai was questioned over the profit he had earned after selling his shares in the construction company in 2008.  

Last month, Mr Thackeray was questioned by the ED for nearly nine hours in the alleged money laundering in the construction of the Kohinoor Tower at Dadar.

Earlier, the ED had also questioned Unmesh Joshi, the son of former chief minister Manohar Joshi, and Rajan Shirodkar, who were partners in the business with Mr Thackeray.

The ED officials had prepared a questionnaire for him to get a fair idea of the financial transactions. The agency allowed Mr Joshi to leave after recording his statement in the case. There was no word from ED officials on whether he would be called again for questioning.

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