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IL&FS Probe: ED Summons Raj Thackeray, Manohar Joshi's Son

Thackeray has been asked to appear before the investigating officer of the case on August 22.

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Monday it had summoned Raj Thackeray, chief of the MNS party, in connection with its money laundering probe in the IL&FS alleged payment default case.

According to its officials, Thackeray has been asked to appear before the investigating officer of the case on August 22.

They added that Unmesh Joshi, son of former state chief minister and Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi, has also been summoned in the same case. Joshi is supposed to appear on Monday or Tuesday, they said.

The agency is probing Thackeray’s involvement in the case in connection with the IL&FS group’s loan equity investment in Kohinoor CTNL, a company was promoted by Joshi.

Thackeray and Joshi had jointly bid for some assets after creating a consortium but later the MNS supremo had quit. The ED, it is understood, wants to look into the entire transaction and hence has summoned the two. The ED had also filed a charge sheet in the case last week.