ED Arrests TMC Leader Saket Gokhale in Money Laundering Case

Gandhinagar: TMC leader Saket Gokhale was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday in connection with a money laundering investigation. Saket Gokhale is accused of misusing funds of about Rs. 1.07 crore that were raised through crowd financing.

The TMC leader was held in Gujarat and was produced before a court there.

Saket Gokhale was earlier detained in December 2022 for his tweet allegedly spreading false information on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Morbi in Gujarat after a bridge collapsed. He was later granted bail, but the Gujarat Police repeatedly detained him.

The Gujarat Police accused Gokhale of manipulating crowd financing funds for personal use, which led to the arrest of the ED.

Gokhale tweeted a news report that appeared to be taken from a prominent Gujarati newspaper. In response to a bridge collapse in Morbi in October, the Gujarat government reportedly spent Rs 30 crore on PM Modi’s visit there, according to a news article.

The Press Information Bureau, however, refuted the assertion and labelled it as fake news on December 1.

The management of the Gujarati daily was approached by the police, who were then informed that the news had never been published.

The Gujarat Police said that Gokhale exploited crowd financing money for personal expenses and that they were looking into the case further.

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