Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank case: ED summons Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar

Enforcement Directorate has named Nationalist Congress Party chief (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar has on the account of a witness statement who has implicated the senior politician in the Rs 25,000 crore scam, sources said.

Sharad PawarIn reaction, Pawar has said he will be happy to go to jail and spend his life there if the corruption case against him is proved by the investigative agencies.

NCP chief had refused to have any links with the case pertaining to the cooperative bank of which he does not even have a membership.

He had also disproved allegations of his association in bank’s decision making. On Tuesday, the Enforcement Directorate registered a money laundering case against NCP chief Sharad Pawar, his nephew and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and also former officials over Rs 25,000-crore scam in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank scam.

Sharad Pawar had named the ED move during the election time as a politically motivated move one, initiated to defame him prior to Maharashtra polls.

However, NCP chief had said that he will be continuing his campaigning for the Assembly polls scheduled to be held on October 21.

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