New Delhi: Faisal Patel, son of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, considered Sonia Gandhi's most trusted Congressman, is on the ED's radar. He faces charges of money laundering and bank fraud. Enforcement Directorate officials questioned him again on Thursday. The ED asked him questions on alleged money laundering of Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech and bank fraud of several crores of rupees.
Officials said Faisal's statements under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act were recorded for the third time. The Enforcement Directorate questioned Faisal Patel's Sandesara brothers' company Sterling Biotech over alleged ties and deals. The ED has also recorded the statement of Ahmed Patel's son-in-law Irfan Siddiqui in July. This inquiry was made after the statement of Sunesal Yadav, an employee of the Sandesara Group.
He is believed to have given details about the relationship between Faisal Patel and the Sandesara brothers. Nitin Sandesara, Chetan Sandesara and Deepti Sandesara have fled the country and possibly fled to Nigeria in a Rs 14,500-crore bank loan fraud case. Ahmed Patel is a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat. He is also the treasurer of the Congress. He has accused BJP of using power far and wide to discredit his family.
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