Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said he has no problem with the Income Tax department raiding companies linked to him, but he was upset that his three sisters were dragged into this.
Pawar, who is also the state's finance minister, said some entities linked to him were raided.
"We pay taxes every year. Since I am the finance minister, I am aware of the fiscal discipline. All entities linked to me have paid taxes," Pawar told reporters.
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh argued before the Bombay High Court on Thursday that the action initiated against him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged money laundering case was "malafide".
Senior counsel Vikram Chaudhri, who appeared for the NCP leader, told a bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and S V Kotwal that the manner in which the central agency issued him summons and invoked the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) violated Deshmukh's fundamental rights.
The Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed a writ petition filed by two promoters of infrastructure finance firm SREI group challenging the RBI's decision to supersede the boards of two of its non-banking financial companies and initiate insolvency proceedings against them.
A bench of Justices Ujjal Bhuyan and Madhav Jamdar dismissed the plea, saying it will give detailed reasons later.