Mumbai: Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has said that actions against former minister and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal were taken in accordance with law.
Chhagan Bhujbal is facing trial on charges of money laundering and corruption. Maungantiwar added that the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government in the state does not try to ‘trap’ anyone.
In an interview, Mungantiwar rubbishing speculation that the actions against Bhujbal are politically motivated.
“Action against Chhagan Bhujbal is taken within the law. Government doesn’t do anything to trap anybody, only the investigation is done by the government. The judiciary is doing its job,” he said.
A special trial court had on Wednesday issued a non-bailable warrant against Pankaj Bhujbal and 28 others accused in a Rs. 800 crore money laundering case. Pankaj is the son of Chhagan Bhujbal, presently in judicial custody in connection with this case.
The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau had earlier filed two FIRs against the Bhujbals and others under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to probe the Delhi-based Maharashtra Sadan scam and the Kalina land grabbing case.