The Bombay High Court on Tuesday extended interim relief from arrest for Asif Balwa and 6 others till May 25, in connection with the Rs 870 crore Maharashtra Sadan scam and related money laundering cases in which veteran NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, his son Pankaj and nephew Samir have also been named.
Earlier, a non-bailable warrant was issued against them (Asif Balwa & 6 others) by Special PMLA court in Mumbai.
The accused persons named in the criminal complaint include Chhagan Bhujbal, Samir Bhujbal, Pankaj Bhujbal, corporates like D B Realty, Balwa group of companies, Neelkamal Realtors and Builders Private Limited,Neelkamal central apartment LLP and Kakade Infrastructure. The other individuals named in the complaint are Vinod Goenka, Asif Balwa, Sanjay Kakade and others.
Former deputy chief minister and an ex-PWD minister Bhujbal, along with his ex-MP nephew Samir, have already been arrested in the case by the ED and they are at present in jail.