ALSO READ: Senthil Balaji bail plea denied, ED summons DMK leader's brother, wife for questioning next weekMaharashtra | ED raids residence of Suraj Chavan, allegedly a close aide of Uddhav Thackeray faction leader Aaditya Thackeray, in Chembur.
Raids underway since morning https://t.co/ENhSVNH4qP pic.twitter.com/vo8LN6wmC3 The officials claim that the Patkar and his his three partners allegedly bagged Mumbai civic body contracts fraudulently for managing COVID-19 field hospitals during the pandemic.
Earlier in August 2022, the Azad Maidan police station registered a forgery case against Lifeline Hospital Management Services firm, Patkar and his three partners.
The ED, based on the FIR, registered a case to investigate the money laundering angle. It is to be known that in January BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal appeared before the ED in connection with the alleged irregularities in award of contracts for the health facilities during the pandemic.