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ED arrests Trinamool Congress spokesperson Saket Gokhale in money laundering case

Updated on: 25 January,2023 03:27 PM IST  |  New Delhi
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Saket Gokhale was taken into custody under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Ahemdabad where he is lodged in judicial custody in a Gujarat Police case

ED arrests Trinamool Congress spokesperson Saket Gokhale in money laundering case

Trinamool Congress (TMC) spokesperson Saket Gokhale. File Pic


The Enforcement Directorate has arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) spokesperson Saket Gokhale in a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in a crowd funding initiative, official sources said Wednesday.


Gokhale was taken into custody under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Ahemdabad where he is lodged in judicial custody in a Gujarat Police case.



He will be produced by the federal agency before a local court there seeking his remind, they said.


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The Gujarat Police arrested Gokhale from Delhi December 29 in its case of alleged misuse of money he had collected through crowd-funding.

Earlier in December, the Gujarat Police arrested him twice for allegedly spreading fake news regarding the cost incurred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Morbi town following a bridge collapse tragedy.

The TMC spokesperson was arrested by Gujarat Police thrice in December 2022. He was first arrested by the Cyber Crime Branch on December 6 for allegedly spreading fake news regarding the cost incurred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Morbi town following a bridge collapse there.

On December 1, Gokhale had shared a news clipping about information purportedly obtained through RTI which claimed that Modi's visit to Morbi cost Rs 30 crore. Soon after he received bail from an Ahmedabad court, the TMC leader was again arrested on December 8 by the Morbi police for the same offence registered there. He was granted bail the next day.

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