Mumbai : The special Enforcement Directorate (ED) court, on Monday, extended the judicial custody of ex-MP Sameer Bhujbal till March 7. This is the second time that Sameer has been sent to judicial custody.

Sameer, who was earlier sent for 14 days’ judicial custody, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate for money laundering, siphoning off funds and causing a loss of Rs 840 crore to the exchequer, of which Rs 114 crore have been recovered. He was arrested after being quizzed for nearly six hours.

Sameer, the nephew of senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal was arrested from Mumbai in connection with a money laundering case on February 1.

Before his arrest, the ED had conducted raids on at least nine properties held by Chhagan Bhujbal and his family members. There are 11 separate allegations of money laundering and land grabbing on the Bhujbals.

The Delhi Maharashtra Sadan construction scam and Kalina land grabbing case are some of the cases involved in the list of land grabbing allegations.

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