Sharad Pawar, the NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) leader, took to Twitter on September 26 to confirm that he will be visiting the Mumbai ED (Enforcement Directorate) on Friday and also to ask the NCP members and supporters to not gather near the ED's office. Pawar tweeted saying that he will be visiting the Mumbai ED office at Ballard Estate on September 27 at 2 PM. In another tweet, the NCP Supremo asked the NCP supporters to not gather near the office as to continue the tradition to honour the Constitution. He also asked the supporters to take care and to not cause inconvenience to people.
I appeal to all my NCP cadre and supporters not to gather near the ED office premises. Keeping our tradition to honour the constitution and respect for institutions, I request your co-operation to the police and other government agencies.— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) September 26, 2019
The NCP Supremo had held a press conference on Wednesday and announced he will cooperate with the ED and visit their office on Friday. Sharad Pawar had reacted to the case filed against him on September 24 by saying that he wouldn't mind going to the jail and would welcome it, showing no remorse towards the allegation against him. "I have no problem if I am sent to jail. I will enjoy it instead as I have never experienced it. If someone is thinking to put me behind bars, in this case, I will rather welcome it," Pawar said. He had also informed everyone that despite the case filed against him, he would continue to campaign for his party for the upcoming Maharashtra elections.
On September 24, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, his nephew Ajit Pawar, and others were booked under the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) scam case. Officials claimed that an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) has been registered by the central agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Reacting to the ECIR filed against him which is equivalent to an FIR, he said that he wasn't surprised by this. Pawar also thanked the probe agencies as they have linked his name in a case involving a bank of which he is not even a member. He initially seemed clueless when the case was registered against him, claiming that he had not received any notice.