Sanjay Raut despatched to ED custody until 4 August; Shiv Sena chief’s advocate alleges political vendetta

In April this yr, the ED had provisionally hooked up belongings value over Rs 11.15 crore belonging to Raut’s spouse Varsha Raut and two of his associates as a part of its investigation

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. ANI

Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has been despatched to Enforcement Directorate’s custody until 4 August in reference to the Patra Chawl case.

ED’s lawyer Advocate Hiten Venegaonkar argued, “Pravin Raut, ex-director of Guru Ashish Construction Pvt Ltd didn’t invest a single penny. He received Rs 112 crore. Probe reveals that Rs 1.6 crore was transferred to account of Sanjay & Varsha Raut. Raut & family were beneficiaries of Rs 1.6 crore.”

Venegaonkar instructed the court docket that probe revealed that out of that cash (Rs 1.6 crore), a plot of land at Kihim Beach in Alibaug was purchased. He added that one plot was taken within the title of Sapna Patkar, the probe additionally revealed that Pravin Raut was the entrance man of Sanjay Raut.

According to a report by ANI, earlier within the day, ED produced Raut earlier than a particular periods court docket after his arrest right here early this morning in reference to a cash laundering case linked to irregularities involving the redevelopment of a chawl in Mumbai. Sena chief was taken for a medical take a look at on the JJ hospital earlier than being produced earlier than the court docket.

ED officers raided the Shiv Sena chief’s house on Sunday, and after detaining and questioning him for a number of hours, arrested him within the early hours at this time. Raut is a detailed aide of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Prior to his arrest, Sanjay Raut’s brother mentioned yesterday: “Sanjay Raut has been arrested. BJP is afraid of him and got him arrested. They haven’t given us any document (regarding his arrest). He has been framed.”

Meanwhile, one other FIR was registered towards Sanjay Raut in Mumbai for allegedly threatening Swapna Patkar, the spouse of Sujit Patkar, believed to be a detailed aide of the Shiv Sena MP.

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The case was registered on the Vakola police station underneath sections 504,506 and 509 of IPC. An audio clip had gone viral through which Raut was allegedly heard threatening Swapna Patkar, ANI reported.

Notably, Swapna Patkar is a witness within the Patra Chawl land case in connection to which the ED detained Raut on Sunday after conducting a raid at his residence.

Meanwhile, safety across the ED workplace and JJ hospital was elevated with over 100 officers deployed to get sort out any regulation and order scenario. Additional Director (ED) Satyabrata Kumar was additionally seen on the website.

According to sources, ED officers seized Rs 11.50 lakhs unaccounted money from the residence of Raut earlier on Sunday. ED sleuths reached Raut’s residence round 7 am on Sunday and carried out the raid.

Soon after the ED officers detained him in reference to the Patra Chawl land rip-off case, the Shiv Sena chief mentioned that he “won’t be cowed down”.

Speaking to media individuals, Raut mentioned, “False charges and documents are being framed against people. All of this is being done to weaken Shiv Sena and Maharashtra. Sanjay Raut won’t be cowed down. I will not leave the party.”

On 28 June this yr, Sanjay Raut was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in reference to the prevention of the cash laundering case pertaining to the Rs 1,034 crore Patra Chawl land rip-off, ANI mentioned.

As per ANI, refusing to hitch the probe and citing the Monsoon Session of Parliament as a motive for not becoming a member of the probe, he then dared the probe company to arrest him. Later, he reached the ED workplace.

In April this yr, the ED had provisionally hooked up belongings value over Rs 11.15 crore belonging to Raut’s spouse Varsha Raut and two of his associates as a part of its investigation.

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