Mumbai, March 14: Former deputy chief minister of Maharashtra Chhagan Bhujbal on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection to a money-laundering case.
Some of the family members of Bhujbal, an NCP leader, were also questioned in this regard.
The agency filed two cases against Bhujbal, his son Pankaj, nephew Sameer and some others in connection to the Maharashtra Sadan construction scam and the Kalina land-grabbing case.
In February, Sameer was summoned by the ED and arrested later by the CBI. He is currently lodged in the Arthur Road Jail. Bhujbal's son Pankaj has also been questioned.
The agency also conducted searches at nine properties belonging the Bhujbals. The probe followed a ruling by the Bombay High Court in January after it sought reports from the state's Anti-Corruption Bureau and the ED within four weeks on the progress of the investigation.
The NCP, however, said the search is nothing but a "political vendetta".
Bhujbal served as Maharahstra's deputy chief minister between 2003 and 2008 and 2008 and 2010.