PMC Bank scam gets murkier, ED raids Viva Grp of Virar

New Delhi: The ED has raided Viva Group of Mumbai in connection with the PMC Bank scam. The Group is owned by Thakurs and one of them is Kshitij Thakur, an MLA from Nallasopara. His uncle Bhai Thakur is a tainted gangster.

The ED said that Viva Grp got Rs 200 crore from beleaguered realty player HDIL. The ED raided three premises of the Group in Virar and another two in Mumbai. 

The ED has said in a statement on 1 January that it has attached assets worth Rs 72 crore of a man of Maharashtra origin. This man’s wife’s alleged deals with Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut's wife is under the scanner by ED in the PMC Bank scam.

Viva Grp is into construction and logistics business. It also has business operations in retail and education industries.