Referring to the central agency's summons to his wife Varsha in an alleged money laundering case, he also wondered why the ED was now probing cases involving small amounts.
The ED wants to question Varsha Raut with regard to a transaction of about Rs 55 lakh with the wife of a person who is accused in the PMC Bank alleged fraud case.
The ED on Saturday attached residential and commercial properties worth nearly Rs 12 crore of the former chief minister of the erstwhile state in an ongoing case of alleged money laundering.
The total amount involved in the offence of money laundering was Rs 27.05 crore.
The warrant was issued against Gupta on August 29 as he did not join the investigation despite receipt of summons and was trying to evade the probe on one ground or the other.
The Shiv Sena had earlier called the raids a "political vendetta" and said the Maharashtra government or its leaders will not surrender to pressure from anyone.
Last month, the court had rejected his `default' bail plea, filed on the ground that the ED had failed to file a charge sheet in the case within the stipulated period.
The application claimed that the probe regarding the accused was complete and his further custody was not required.
Shahbaz told the court that his political opponents, referring Prime Minister Imran Khan, had instituted false cases against him and his family members.
Sources said that the team will verify his bank accounts and bank statements in the capital . Bineesh is in the custody of ED in Bengaluru.
The Enforcement Directorate, represented through Central government standing counsel Amit Mahajan, filed a status report raising preliminary objection on the maintainability of the petition.
India has been pressing the UK to extradite Mallya after he lost his appeals in the British Supreme Court in May against his extradition to India to face money laundering and fraud charges.
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Kochhar, sought quashing of ECIR registered by the ED saying it was bad in law and that Kochhar was not informed about the grounds of arrest in writing.
The case is about the alleged use of fake accounts by the former president and other accused to park and launder the allegedly ill-gotten wealth.
Shahbaz, 69, was taken into custody from the court's premises, where a large number of PML-N workers gathered ahead of the hearing.