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ED summons Sanjay Raut over money laundering case

Enforcement Directorate summons Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut to appear for interrogation in a land fraud case on Tuesday.

Pravin Raut (assistant of Sanjay Raut) and Varsha Raut (MP’s wife), both have assets worth a combined Rs 9 crore that has been attached by ED.

Meanwhile, ED is looking into a money-laundering case involving the alleged Rs 1,034 crore Patra Chawl scam fraud.

However, Sanjay Raut calls ED summons a ‘conspiracy’. He tweeted saying, “Good! There are big political developments in Maharashtra. We, Balasaheb’s Shivsainiks are fighting a big battle. This is a conspiracy to stop me. Even if you behead me, I won’t take the Guwahati route. Arrest me!”

Sanjay Raut, his wife, and HDIL promoter Rakesh Wadhwan have been charged by the Enforcement Directorate for defrauding donors of funds intended for a chawl (tenement) project with no intention of seeing it through to completion.

After minister Eknath Shinde travelled to Surat last week with a group of dissident MLAs, Raut has been called in for interrogation amid a political crisis within the Shiv Sena. He is currently camped out with them at a Guwahati hotel.

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