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MSCB scam: ED attaches over Rs 78-cr assets of sugar mill linked to ex-Shiv Sena MLA


The ED on Friday attached assets worth Rs 78.38 crore of a Jalna-based sugar mill linked to former Shiv Sena MLA Arjun Khotkar in connection with a money laundering probe into the alleged Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) scam.

Plant, machinery building and more than 200 acres of land belonging to the Jalna Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana (SSK) Ltd. located in Sawargaon Hadap village of the district have been attached after the agency issued a provisional order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). ”The assets of Jalna SSK are currently held in the name of Arjun Sugar Industries Pvt. Ltd., a company incorporated by Arjun Khotkar and others on May 8, 2012 only with a view to purchase the Jalna SSK Ltd.”, the Enforcement Directorate said in a statement.

Sixty-year-old Khotkar has been a Shiv Sena party MLA from Jalna and has also served as a minister in the Maharashtra government. This money laundering probe stems from a August, 2019 FIR…

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