The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided multiple premises linked to Shiv Sena leader and former minister Arjun Khotkar in Aurangabad and nearby areas on Friday.
According to sources, the raids were carried out in relation to the Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank scam. Raids began early in the morning at some of the locations, with ED officials verifying various documents related to businesses and acquisitions.
Khotkar served as an MLA from Jalna and a minister in the Maharashtra government between 2016 and 2019.
Earlier, in the same case, ED officials raided the residence of a senior Mumbai police officer’s father-in-law in Aurangabad.
The raids, as per sources, were carried out in connection with the purchase of a sugar mill by the officer’s relative.
Similarly, in July of this year, the ED attached a sugar mill in Satara linked to Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and his wife in the case. ED officials have conducted multiple raids on the case across Maharashtra in various districts.