MAHARASHTRA Transport Minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Anil Parab did not appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Wednesday in connection with a money laundering case, an ED official said.
The central agency had summoned Parab for questioning at its zonal office here in a probe linked to alleged violation of coastal regulation zone provisions in the construction of a resort at coastal Dapoli in Ratnagiri district.
The agency wanted to record Parab’s statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), officials had said on Tuesday.
An aide of Parab told PTI that the minister had submitted a reply to the ED summons on Tuesday itself, and therefore he did not appear before it.
The ED had raided premises of Parab and some persons allegedly linked to him in May.
Parab (57), is a three-time Shiv Sena legislator in the Maharashtra Legislative Council and is also the State Parliamentary Affairs Minister.