Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has recently quoted the Income Tax Department as claiming that a "corruption case worth Rs 1000 crores has come to light.'' He said, "The press note issued by the Income Tax Department has a money laundering case worth Rs 1000 crores. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and a Pune real estate company are involved in the case but no action has been taken against any family, action has been taken against the director of only one sugar factory.''
At the same time, he further said, "The payment cases of five sugar factories have been faked, this fraud has come to light in the IT raid. The Income Tax Department issued a press note which should be taken seriously as it has a money laundering case of Rs 1000 crores. He knew where the money had been transferred, including leaders and officials. It may be recalled that NCP leader Nawab Malik had alleged that BJP men were involved in the NCB raid and the raid was completely fake.''
In fact, he said all these things to counter Nawab Malik's allegations. At the same time, he hit back at Nawab Malik's allegations and said, "Only those who were completely clear were allowed to go into the raid. The NCB had categorically stated that it had detained several people. An NCP leader who had a good image was also allowed to leave. We should stand with the NCB because it has busted the drug racket. This matter should not be politicised.''