Mumbai: IAS Officer Sanjeev Jaiswal on Friday arrived at Enforcement Directorate's Ballard Estate office at 11.30 am for questioning. The senior bureaucrat of 1996 batch has skipped two prior summons by the agency which had led people to raise eyebrows and suspect ED is going easy on him.
Aditya Thackeray's aide Suraj Chavan has also been summoned by the probe agency to cross-examine them. However, he is yet to reach the office.
He was summoned on Monday and questioned for over 8 hours but Sanjeev Jaiswal failed to appear for questioning. So far, eight persons have recorded their statement in the case.
Incriminating documents against Jaiswal seized
ED had seized 24 property documents and ₹15 crore FD from his Bandra residence. “Seizure from Suraj Chavan's residence is peanuts compared to Jaiswal's properties and investments. Several incriminating documents linked to Jaiswal, benami investments abroad through Thane-based architect and Town Planning official were also found by ED but no action taken,” alleged non-IAS official while claiming bias in the probe.
Preferrential treatment for bureaucrats
Echoing the sentiments about the preferrential treatment to bureaucrats, another political leader said, “Politicians have to face elections and voters every 5 years but IAS babu manipulate policy decisions and rule India for 30-35 years till retirement without any accountability. Only politicians get arrested and cases registered while babus don’t face any such action for corruption.”