The assistance was to develop the multi-storey Kohinoor Square building in Dadar.
Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday resumed the questioning of Unmesh Joshi, son of former Maharashtra chief minister Manohar Joshi, in connection with the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) scam. This is the fourth time the ED has questioned him.
Investigators were tight-lipped about the details of the ongoing interrogation, but sources stated that they are confirming the facts in light of the questioning of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in connection with the case on Friday.
ED officials have streamlined the probe based on the factors involving the losses to the IL&FS after having invested in the Kohinoor Square project.
The central agency is gathering details on crucial factors with the help of questionnaires. The ED is also gathering evidence to prove the laundering of funds during the course of the equity and other investments made by the IL&FS.
“The questioning is ongoing and others will also be summoned for questioning again,” said an ED officer. Mr Joshi was grilled from 11 am till late in the evening on Monday.
Mr Thackeray, Mr Joshi and Rajan Shirodkar were partners in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company Private Limited, which had taken a loan and equity assistance of Rs 860 crore over a period from IL&FS.
The assistance was to develop the multi-storey Kohinoor Square building in Dadar. The Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services had initially invested Rs 225 crore in the company against equity, but sold its shares for a mere Rs 90 crore in 2008.