ED interrogates Ahmed patel
Ahmed Patel, Member of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat and close aide of Sonia Gandhi was grilled by enforcement directorate to probe against Gujarat based pharmaceutical company Sterling Biotech.
Earlier this month, ED summoned Patel to join the investigation. But citing COVID-19 guidelines and his old age, Patel skipped the attending before ED.
ED already questioned Patel's son and son-in-law in connection with its bank fraud and money laundering investigation.
As per agency sources, a witness in the case had revealed the alleged proximity between Chetan Sandesara, Ahmed Patel, his son Faisal Patel and son-in-law Irfan Siddiqui. It is alleged that Siddiqui was close to Chetan Sandesara, Director of the Sandesara group, and often used to visit him. According to a witness whose statement has been recorded by ED, Chetan and co-accused Gagan Dhawan used to carry huge amounts of cash in bags to Siddiqui’s house in Vasant Vihar. It is further alleged that Chetan used to refer to Ahmed Patel’s residence as headquarters. The fworth of the fraud is susected around Rs.15,000 crores .