Patra Chawl land scam: Sanjay Raut’s judicial custody extended till October 10
4 October, 2022 | Pragati Singh
A special court here on Tuesday extended Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's judicial custody till October 10 in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case. On September 19, a Special Prevention of ...
A special court here on Tuesday extended Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s judicial custody till October 10 in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case.
On September 19, a Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court prolonged the Shiv Sena MP’s judicial detention by 14 days in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) detained Raut on August 1 in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the reconstruction of the Patra Chawl in Goregaon’s suburbs.
On August 8, after originally being detained by the ED, the Shiv Sena leader was sent to judicial detention for 14 days. A special PMLA court prolonged Raut’s detention until September 5, which was then extended until September 19.
On July 31, ED officers stormed the Shiv Sena leader’s house and detained him on August 1 after holding and questioning him for many hours.
Sanjay Raut was called by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on June 28 this year in connection with the prevention of money laundering in the Rupees 1,034 crore Patra Chawl land scam.
The wife of a Shiv Sena MP was also called by the CBI in August in connection with the Patra Chawl property matter.
The MP’s wife Varsha Raut was summoned by the central agency after the ED officials raided the Shiv Sena leader’s home and after detaining and questioning him (Sanjay Raut) for several hours, arrested him.
Raut is a close aide of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
According to sources, ED officials seized Rs 11.50 lakhs unaccounted cash from his residence during the raids. Soon after the ED officials detained him in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case, the Shiv Sena leader said that he “won’t be cowed down”.
Raut is being probed in connection with the re-development of Mumbai’s Patra Chawl.
In April this year, the ED had attached immovable properties worth Rs 11.15 crore, including a flat at Dadar, held by Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha and eight land parcels at Kihim near Alibag, jointly held by the latter with Swapna Patkar.
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