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Section 144 imposed in various areas in Mumbai ahead of Raj Thackeray’s ED visit

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Ahead of ED probe of Raj Thackeray, Section 144 has been imposed at Marine Drive, MRA Marg, Dadar and Azad Maidan police stations.

 

Mumbai| Police on Thursday imposed Section 144 CrPC outside the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office. Here, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is going to appear in the money laundering case. Section 144 has been imposed at Marine Drive, MRA Marg, Dadar and Azad Maidan police stations.
The police officers say that these steps have been taken in view of the law and order problem.

“Raj Thackeray has appealed to his party workers not to come outside the ED office but we do not want to take any risk,” the official said. The officer said that Thackeray would appear at the ED office at around 10.30 am for questioning in the investigation related to IL&FS.

Police detain MNS workers
Meanwhile, police on Thursday morning detained MNS workers including spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande. Police said that the leaders have been detained as a precautionary measure. Earlier, the police have issued a notice to MNS workers on Wednesday. The notice was issued under section 149 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which allows the police to prevent the cognizable offences.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had also warned of govt action against those who take law in their hands. “There is no reason for Raj Thackeray to be afraid if he hasn’t done anything,” said Fadnavis.
Cousin Udhhav Thackeray supports Raj
Interestingly, Raj Thackeray’s cousin, Shivsena chief Uddhav Thackeray has supported him. When asked about ED notice to Raj Thackeray, he told reporters that nothing will come out of the probe.
What is the case?
The Kohinoor CTNL Company in Mumbai was bought by Raj Thackeray, Rajendra Shirodkar and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi’s son Unmesh Joshi. The Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (ILFS), a public sector company, had given a loan of Rs 860 crores to the concerned. The firm is developing Kohinoor Square tower in Dadar (West).
However, the company faced a huge loss afterwards. One of the key defaulters of IL&FS is the Kohinoor CTNL. In 2009, Thackeray too exited the company.

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