PARASMAL Lodha nicknamed ‘Extra Floor Lodha’ the Kolkata businessmanrealtor has been nabbed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). After the announcement of demonetisation on November 8, Lodha travelled more than six times in the same chartered plane that is meant for the Chief Minister, that too with a famous industrialist. It is reported that the diary that has been seized from Lodha has the names of several famous personalities. Lodha was arrested in connection with the recovery of Rs 25 crore of new currency notes from a Delhi law firm belonging to advocate Rohit Tandon and Chennai businessman Shekhar Reddy. It is learnt that his digital diary has the names of the Who’s Who of the political world. A former Chief Justice of India also figures in the list. The diary reportedly also has the name of a son of a leader from the ruling party. A prominent industrialist’s name from the field of communication and oil, allegedly connected to the 2G scam, is also mentioned. Sources say the diary has the name of Vijay Singh Dogra who was associated with the Sahara chief. Dogra’s diary has been used by Rahul and Kejriwal to criticise the Prime Minister. It has been said that one should not be surprised if some more prominent names of businessmen and politicians surface from Lodha’s diary.
VOL. 10 | ISSUE 10| JAN 2017