In further trouble for Shiv Sena MP Bhavna Gawli, the Enforcement Directorate has summoned her in a money laundering case on October 20. Earlier on September 28, his associate Saeed Khan was arrested in the investigation related to the public trust ‘Mahila Utkarsh Pratishthan’. The ED has alleged that Gawli, through his associate Khan and his associates, by using forgery and fraud, hatched a criminal conspiracy to convert a public trust into a non-profit company under Section 8 of the Companies Act. According to the central agency, the firm’s objective was allegedly to launder money.
In the past few months, Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut has often accused the Center of using central agencies to destabilize the Maharashtra government. For example, in the investigation of the PMC Bank scam, the ED has questioned his wife Varsha Raut. Apart from this, Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik is also under the scanner of ED in the Topps Group case and National Spot Exchange Limited money laundering case.