Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut sent to ED custody till August 4

Mumbai: Following his arrest in the midnight, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has been sent to the custody of Enforcement Directoarate (ED) till August 4. The Shiv Sena leader was arrested for his alleged involvement in money laundering case regarding the re-development of Patra Chawl.

The ED had produced the Shiv Sena leader before court earlier in the day. Prior to that, the Maharashtra MP was taken for medical check-up.

Raut was arrested at 12 pm during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday on charges of money laundering.

Sanjay Raut’s arrest, his brother Sunil Raut said that he was wrongly arrested.

“We have not been given any official documents regarding the arrest,” he alleged.

According to ED sources, Rs 11.5 lakh in cash was recovered from Raut’s house. Raut could not give the account of this money, after which the ED confiscated it. Sanjay Raut’s brother Sunil said that he will be produced in PMLA court at 11.30 am on Monday. The ED team may seek custody for interrogation.

Along with this, a case has been registered against Raut in Mumbai’s Vakola police station in an alleged audio case. This FIR was done by Swapna Patekar, a witness in the Patra Chawl case. Offensive words were used in the audio.

Sanjay Raut’s assets worth Rs 11 crores have been confiscated

The case pertains to Patra Chawl in Goregaon area of ​​Mumbai, which is a plot of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority. There is an allegation of being a scam of about 1034 crores. In this case, assets worth Rs 9 crore of Praveen Raut and Rs 2 crore of Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha have been confiscated.

The PMC Bank scam that surfaced in Maharashtra in 2020 was being investigated, when the name of Praveen Raut’s construction company came to the fore. It was then learned that a loan of Rs 55 lakh was given to Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha Raut from the bank account of the builder’s wife. It is alleged that Sanjay Raut had bought a flat in Dadar with this money.



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