ED summons senior NCP leader in money laundering case tomorrowtext_fields
New Delhi/Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned a senior leader of The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for questioning in a money laundering case.
Jayant Patil, the Maharashtra unit president of the NCP, has been asked to appear before the investigating agency tomorrow in a case related to the bankrupt Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited (IL&FS).
NCP is yet to recover from the mayhem after the party chief Sharad Pawar opted to abjure the leadership, which he eventually reconsidered owing to protest from tearful workers.
The NCP leader is summoned for questioning after ED searched two auditors of IL&FS - BSR and Associates, alleging financial irregularities at IL&FS.
It is an Indian affiliate of accounting firm KPMG, and Deloitte Haskins and Sells, according to NDTV.
ED searches at the two auditors follow the Supreme Court’s setting aside of a Bombay High Court order quashing a probe against the firms, according to the report.
Alongside seizing documents, ED questioned some of the employees at the firms during searches.
ED initiated probe into IL&FS in 2019 after taking cognizance of a First Information Report filed by the Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing on a group of companies of IL&FS.
The probe agency reportedly alleged that the senior management of IL&FS made illegal personal gains at the cost of the company, which in 2018 filed for bankruptcy.