Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted searches on premises of Vasai MLA Hitendra Thakur owned Viva group, in Mumbai in connection with Yes Bank & PMC Bank Scam, said an official on Friday.
ED officials have discovered money trail between Pravin Raut & Thakur family. The raids are being carried out at six places in Mira Bhayandar, Vasai-Virar and Palghar.
Viva Trust and its group companies are run and controlled by family members of Underworld don Bhai Thakur whose real name is Jayendra Thakur. Thakur controlled areas of Vasai -Virar and had been in jail multiple times for several cases including smuggling, murder, land grab, and various other cases.
Pravin Raut is accused in the Punjab-Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC) scam. Thakur has financial ties with Praveen Raut and the ED suspects that he is also involved in the scam.
ED conducts searches on premises of Hitendra Thakur owned Viva group, in Mumbai in connection with Yes Bank & PMC Bank Scam. ED has traced money trail b/w Pravin Raut & Thakur family: ED Officials— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2021
Raids underway in Mira Bhayandar, Vasai-Virar; around 6 premises being raided pic.twitter.com/WzbKJpGjFJ