IL&FS Scam: NCP leader Jayant Patil reaches ED office in city for questioning today

IL&FS Scam: NCP leader Jayant Patil reaches ED office in city for questioning today

IL&FS filed for bankruptcy in 2018. The money laundering probe into alleged financial irregularities at IL&FS was launched by the ED in 2019 after the federal agency took cognizance of a Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing (EOW) FIR filed against IRL, ITNL (group companies of IL&FS), its officials, and others.

Dharmesh ThakkarUpdated: Monday, May 22, 2023, 12:18 PM IST
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Jayant Patil | PTI

Nationalist Congress Party leader Jayant Patil reached the Enforcement Directorate office for questioning in IL&FS scam case. Speaking to media waiting at his residence, Jayant Patil before going to ED office said, “I am part of the opposition and one needs to face such type of suffering. I never heard the name of the IL&FS in the past, but the ED officials have summoned me to appear before them. I will try to address their queries in the legal framework.”

Earlier in the morning Jayant Patil had posted on twitter, "I will be present at ED office today at 11 am. Since the summons of ED, I have been receiving calls from office bearers of my party and other friendly parties from all over the state and I understand that people from all over the state are coming to ED office today. I request that no one should come to Mumbai. I will fully cooperate with the ED in this inquiry and thank you all for the love you have shown me."

Workers protest outside ED office

NCP workers staged a protest in Mumbai over ED summons Patil; they were seen carrying flex banners in support of Patil and also raised slogans.

The NCP leader was issued the first summons for appearance on May 12, but he had sought deferment for about 10 days citing some personal and official engagements. He was subsequently given extension and asked to appear on May 22 to join investigation and record statement.

Background of the IL&FS money laundering case

IL&FS filed for bankruptcy in 2018. The money laundering probe into alleged financial irregularities at IL&FS was launched by the ED in 2019 after the federal agency took cognizance of a Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing (EOW) FIR filed against IRL, ITNL (group companies of IL&FS), its officials, and others.

The ED also took cognizance of a complaint filed by the SFIO against IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) and its officials. The agency had previously attached assets of various entities in this case.

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