NCP leader Eknath Khadse's son-in-law  remanded to ED custody till July 12 in Pune land deal case
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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Eknath Khadse's son-in-law Girish Chaudhary on Wednesday was remanded to Enforcement Directorate's custody till July 12 by special PMLA court in the Pune land deal case.

The ED earlier in the day had arrested Chaudhary 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. Chaudharywas 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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