‘Wont bow down before Delhi throne’: Sharad Pawar questions timing of ED summons, to appear before agency on 27 Sep

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said he will visit the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office on 27 September in connection with a money laundering case filed against him by the agency

Press Trust of India September 25, 2019 17:08:06 IST
‘Wont bow down before Delhi throne’: Sharad Pawar questions timing of ED summons, to appear before agency on 27 Sep
  • NCP chief Sharad Pawar said he will visit the ED office on 27 September in connection with a money laundering case

  • Pawar also questioned the timing of the ED move, which comes days before the 21 October Maharashtra Assembly elections

  • ED has filed a money laundering case against Pawar, his nephew Ajit Pawar and others in connection with the bank scam

Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said he will visit the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office on 27 September in connection with a money laundering case filed against him by the agency.

Wont bow down before Delhi throne Sharad Pawar questions timing of ED summons to appear before agency on 27 Sep

File image of NCP chief Sharad Pawar. PTI

Addressing media here, Pawar also questioned the timing of the ED move, which comes days before the 21 October Maharashtra Assembly elections.

Pawar said he will visit the ED office at 2 pm on 27 September to submit "whatever information" sought in connection with the Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank scam.

"I will be mostly out of Mumbai for Assembly poll campaigning. The agency officials shouldn't misunderstand that I am unavailable. I will go to them and give them whatever information they want," Pawar said.

Pawar said he believes in the Constitution of India. "Maharashtra follows the ideology of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. We don't know bowing down before the Delhi takht (throne)," Pawar said.

The ED has filed a money laundering case against Pawar, his nephew Ajit Pawar and others in connection with the bank scam.

The case is based on a Mumbai Police FIR which had named former chairmen of the bank, Ajit Pawar and 70 former functionaries of the cooperative bank.

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