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Call me for questioning on Jan 22 or 23, not 24, says Rohit Pawar; cites Maratha quota gathering

Updated on: 19 January,2024 08:57 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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NCP MLA Rohit Pawar requested the ED to call him for questioning on Jan 22 or 23 and not on January 24 citing Maratha quota gathering in Mumbai

Call me for questioning on Jan 22 or 23, not 24, says Rohit Pawar; cites Maratha quota gathering

Rohit Pawar. File Pic/X

The Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Rohit Pawar on Friday requested the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to call him for questioning on January 22 or 23 and not on January 24, reported the PTI.


The ED has summoned Rohit Pawar (38), a grandnephew of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and MLA from Karjat-Jamkhed, for questioning on January 24 as part of its money laundering probe into the alleged Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) scam, as per the PTI.


The Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank money laundering case stems from an August 2019 FIR of the Mumbai Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW).


Protesters from all over Maharashtra will be coming to Mumbai on January 24 seeking quota for the Maratha community, and, therefore, a request has been made to the ED for change in date of summons, the MLA from the Sharad Pawar-led NCP told PTI.

"I have requested the ED to call me for questioning on January 22 or 23. The ED officials are not at fault as they are implementing orders. Cooperating with them is the responsibility of all," he said.

Meanwhile, the NCP slammed the BJP on the issue.

If Rohit Pawar is summoned by a Central agency, then several others who were accused by BJP leaders (of irregularities) before they joined the saffron party must also be called for questioning, NCP national spokesperson Clyde Crasto said, according to the news agency.

The Central agencies should bring to justice those tainted leaders who are now "clean in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) washing machine", he added.

"The constant pressure on Rohit Pawar through Central agencies is nothing but political vendetta to muzzle the voice of a man who is showing the BJP its dirty side. Rohit Pawar is a bold voice and BJP will not be able to keep him quiet," Crasto asserted, as per the PTI.

The ED had raided the premises of Baramati Agro, a company owned by Rohit Pawar, and some linked entities on January 5 in Baramati, Pune, Aurangabad and some other locations, a PTI report stated.

Rohit Pawar is the nephew of Maharashtra's Baramati MP Supriya Sule, and the state's deputy chief minister and Baramati MLA Ajit Pawar.

(with PTI inputs)

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