The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Maharashtra Navanirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray in a matter related to the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services(IL&FS) case. As per reports, Thackeray has been asked by the probing agency to appear for questioning on August 22.
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As per reports, the ED that is investigating the IL&FS case where the loan and equity investments of hundreds of crores in Kohinoor CTNL are also being probed. Reports claim that raj Thackeray’s name has popped up during the investigation into the Kohinoor building project that is located in Dadar.
A report in India Today claims that Unmesh Joshi, the son of former Maharashtra CM Manohar Joshi, has also been summoned by the ED. Unmesh is reported to be interrogated today.
Unmesh Joshi is the founder of Kohinoor CTNL. In 2005, Raj Thackeray’s Matoshree Construction and Unmesh Joshi had jointly invested Rs 421 crores to buy the NTPC owned Kohinoor Mill.
The Kohinoor Mills was a 4.8-acre property. Raj Thackeray had eventually exited from the joint venture.
The Kohinoor building project dealings had come under the scanner during the IL &FS scam case investigation. IL&FS had reportedly given a loan to Kohinoor CTNL worth Rs 225 crores but later on, took a hit of Rs 135 crores. As per reports IL&FS’s total investments in Kohinoor CTNL stand at Rs 860 crores.
The summons to Thackeray and Unmesh Joshi by the ED is bound to trigger a political blame game in Maharashtra.