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SC refuses to stay non-bailable warrant against Pankaj Bhujbal

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

The Supreme Court today refused to stay the Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) issued against Pankaj Bhujbal, son of former Maharashtra minister and senior NCP leader Chaggan Bhujbal, in a money laundering case.

The apex court has asked the petitioner to approach the High Court for the same.

A special PMLA court had, on 27 April, issued a non-bailable warrant against Pankaj Bhujbal in the case. This is in connection with the construction of the new Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi and another matter.

Apart from the former MP, NBWs were also issued against some private persons named in the case after the court took cognizance of the chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the matter.

The court had earlier extended Bhujbal and his nephew Sameer Bhujbal's judicial custody till 25 May.

The Enforcement Directorate had last week arrested Chhagan Bhujbal's associate and chartered accountant Sunil Naik in connection with the case.

The special PMLA court had earlier issued a non-bailable warrant against Naik, who was the CA at Bhujbal-owned Mumbai Education Trust (MET) at Bandra.

The Enforcement Directorate is probing Bhujbal, his son Pankaj and nephew Sameer in the case concerning a contract the former allegedly gave a builder in 2005 without inviting tenders when he was the state's PWD minister.

The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau had earlier filed two FIRs against the Bhujbals and others under provisions of the PMLA to probe the Delhi-based Maharashtra Sadan scam and the Kalina land grabbing case.


First published: 18 May 2016, 2:10 IST