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Mumbai, May 15 : NCP leader and party president of Maharashtra Jayant Patil has been summoned again by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday and asked him to appear before it on May 22.
However, Mr Patil had sought time to appear before the ED and submit documents recently.
The first summons for appearance was issued to Patil, MLA from Islampur seat in Maharashtra, on May 12, but he sought an extension of about 10 days citing personal and official engagements.
Mr Patil is to be questioned in connection with a money laundering case related to alleged financial irregularities in bankrupt financial services company IL& FS.
The ED is conducting a probe into alleged irregularities related to Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS). The probe pertains to IL&FS group’s equity investment in Kohinoor CTNL.
Some payments in the form of commission amount allegedly by some companies linked to Mr Patil have come to the notice of the investigating agency. It is believed that he can be questioned regarding this transaction.
However, he told reporters last week that he never had any relationship or financial dealings with IL&FS.
Earlier in this case, the investigating agency has also questioned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray.