ED officials said the premises covered under the action include properties and offices belonging to Bhujbal, son Pankaj, ex-MP nephew Samir and few others.

A team of 20 officers of the Mumbai zonal unit of the agency is conducting the operation, they said. The officials said the investigating officer of the case is also recording the statement of Samir at the ED office here after he was summoned for questioning sometime back.

The agency's action came days after the Bombay High Court, on January 28, sought progress reports from the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau and the ED in four weeks on their probe against Bhujbal and his family members.

The agency has filed two FIRs against the Bhujbals and others under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), based on earlier filed Mumbai police FIRs, to probe the Delhi-based Maharashtra Sadan construction scam and the Kalina land grabbing case.

The agency has also brought out three property attachment orders worth over Rs 280 crore in this probe case under money laundering laws.

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