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Former Maharashtra minister Mushrif gets relief from HC in ED case

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Kolhapur: Former Maharashtra minister Hasan Mushrif on Friday got relief from the Bombay High Court in connection with an Enforcement Directorate (ED) case allegedly involving money laundering of Rs 35 crores.

The court directed the police not to take stern action with regard to the case against Mushrif till March 24.

The ED had earlier raided Mushrif’s residence and booked him.

The court directed the Pune district session judge to inquire into how BJP leader Kirit Somayya received copies of the court’s direction and FRI first even though he has nothing to do with Mushrif’s case.

Mushrif had filed a plea in HC to cancel the FIR against him lodged in Kolhapur

Meanwhile, ED officials began search operations at Mushrif’s Kolhapur and Pund offices and his bank accounts in Kolhapur District Central Cooperative bank, in alleged corruption of Rs 40 crore related to his Sarsenapati Santaji Ghorpade sugar factory

Over the last two months, Mushrif was on the ED radar after Somayya levelled corruption allegtions against him.

On January 11, ED officials raided rhw residences of Mushrif and his close associate Gadekar in Kagal tehsil town, After three weeks, ED sleuths raided KDCC bank main office and its branches at Senapati Kalachi and Haraliin, Mushrif is KDCC Chairman .

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