The Enforcement Directorate questioned senior Congress chief Ahmed Patel on Saturday in connection with a Rs 8,100 crore funds laundering case involving the Sandesara brothers.
A three-member team of the company visited Mr Patel at his home in central Delhi to history his statement under the PMLA (Prevention of Income Laundering Act).
Mr Patel, 70, had formerly been summoned for questioning 2 times by the agency but cited the lockdown and the COVID-19 outbreak tips that asks senior citizens to remain indoors the virus is believed to be notably harmful to individuals above 65 several years of age.
The situation pertains to a probe against Chetan and Nitin Sandesara, and a several some others, above alleged multi-crore lender fraud by Gujarat-based mostly firm Sterling Biotech.
The first charge-sheet, filed under the various provisions of PMLA, accused the company of taking loans from a consortium led by Andhra Financial institution which experienced turned into non-executing belongings (NPAs) or poor loans.
The cost sheet stated the accused manipulated figures in the stability sheets of their flagship organizations and induced banking companies to sanction larger loans.
Mr Patel, a Rajya Sabha MP from the point out, was also summoned by the Profits Tax Office in March in connection with a tax evasion probe joined to financial transactions of his party.
He was sent a detect to seem in his ability as the party’s treasurer. Mr Patel told news company PTI that he was astonished to see the summons.
“Our accounts are transparent and obvious. Improved they (the I-T division) ought to have appeared at the document-breaking donations of the BJP. They have known as me and I will definitely go, but I do not know the purpose why they have identified as me,” he mentioned.