Eknath Khadse
Eknath Khadse
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested Girish Chaudhary, son-in-law of former Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse in connection with the Pune MIDC land deal case. Chaudhary was questioned by the agency officials on Tuesday.

After questioning him for the whole day, the agency officials placed him under arrest stating that he was not cooperating in the probe. Chaudhary would be produced before the court where the agency would seek his custodial remand.

According to the ED, the case pertains to the alleged irregularities in connection with a land deal in Pune in 2016. The case was registered on allegations made by a realtor who had alleged that Khadse had defrauded the exchequer in the Bhosari MIDC land deal case.

In 2017, the Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) had registered an FIR against Eknath Khadse, his wife Mandakini, son in law Girish Chaudhary, and original land-owner Abbas Aqani. However, in 2018, the ACB in a report had given a clean chit to Khadse.

The ED officials in January had questioned Khadse in connection with the case.

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