Tuesday, September 27, 2022

More people summoned by ED in Sanjay Raut’s money laundering case

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned several persons on Tuesday in connection with Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s money laundering investigation.

Earlier in the day, the investigation agency conducted raids at two other Mumbai sites in connection with the Patra Chawl scam. Sanjay Raut is currently being held by the ED in connection with a money laundering case involving anomalies in a chawl redevelopment project in Mumbai’s Goregaon neighbourhood. He has been detained by the Enforcement Directorate until August 4.

The ED informed a special PMLA court in Mumbai on Monday that former Guru Ashish Construction Pvt Ltd director Pravin Raut was the frontman for Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in the Patra Chawl case.Sunil Raut previously stated that the Shiv Sena leader has been framed because the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre fears him.

After his arrest here early this morning in connection with the Patra Chawl money laundering case, ED brought Shiv Sena MP before a special sessions court on Monday.

ED officers stormed the Shiv Sena leader’s residence on Sunday and detained him in the early hours of today after holding and questioning him for many hours. Raut is linked to Uddhav Thackeray, the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, another FIR was filed in Mumbai against Sanjay Raut for allegedly threatening Swapna Patkar, the wife of Sujit Patkar, a Shiv Sena MP’s close aide.

The charge was filed at the Vakola police station under sections 504, 506, and 509 of the Indian Penal Code. Raut was purportedly heard threatening Swapna Patkar in an audio tape that went viral.

Notably, Swapna Patkar is a witness in the Patra Chawl land case, in which Raut was arrested on Sunday.

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