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IL&FS probe: ED questions former CM Manohar Joshi’s son Unmesh for 3rd day

PTI Mumbai | Updated on August 21, 2019 Published on August 21, 2019

Unmesh Joshi, son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi outside the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office, in Mumbai, on August 19, 2019.   -  PTI

Questioning of former Maharashtra chief minister Manohar Joshi’s son, Unmesh, is underway at the Enforcement Directorate’s office here on the third consecutive day on Wednesday in connection with the alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over ₹ 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company.

The firm was founded by Unmesh, MNS chief Raj Thackeray, and his close aide and builder Rajan Shirodkar to purchase and develop the land of the defunct Kohinoor Mill.

Thackeray reportedly exited the company, which is developing Kohinoor Square tower in Mumbai’s Dadar area, in 2008.

As part of the probe, the anti-money laundering agency had summoned Thackeray to appear before it on August 22.

Thackeray had said he would honour the summons.

ED had also summoned Shirodkar.

Unmesh had said that he was cooperating with the agency in the probe.

“As it (the deal) was a 12-year-old development, it takes time to show all the related documents and share information,” Unmesh had said while denying any money laundering angle.

Unmesh had also said he didn’t have any business dealings with Thackeray after 2008.

Published on August 21, 2019
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