Enforcement Directorate Officers At Sanjay Raut’s House After His No-Present

Sanjay Raut skipped summons citing the continued Parliament session in Delhi.


The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers on Sunday visited Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s home in Mumbai after he skipped summons twice for questioning in a money-laundering case. The Shiv Sena chief was summoned by the probe company on July 27 after he skipped an earlier summon citing the continued Parliament session in Delhi.

The probe company crew was accompanied by CRPF officers as they visited Mr Raut’s residence in Bandup in jap suburbs of Mumbai, this morning.

The Enforcement Directorate needs to query Mr Raut, 60, in reference to the re-development of a chawl in Mumbai and associated transactions involving his spouse and shut associates. The Sena chief has denied any wrongdoing and alleged that he’s being focused on account of political vendetta.

This morning, Mr Raut once more reiterated that he has “nothing to do with any rip-off”. “I’m saying this by taking the oath of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray. Balasaheb taught us to combat. I’ll proceed to combat for Shiv Sena,” Mr Raut tweeted.

The Rajya Sabha MP was questioned for about 10 hours on July 1, throughout which his assertion was recorded beneath the prison sections of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act.

In April, the Enforcement Directorate connected belongings price over ₹ 11.15 crore of Mr Raut’s spouse Varsha Raut and two of his associates as a part of its probe.

The properties embody a flat in Dadar held by Varsha Raut and eight plots on the Kihim seaside in Alibaug collectively held by Varsha Raut and Swapna Patkar, the spouse of Sujit Patkar, a “shut affiliate” of Sanjay Raut.

The company needs to query Sanjay Raut to find out about his “enterprise and different hyperlinks” together with his shut associates Pravin Raut and Sujit Patkar and likewise concerning the property offers involving his spouse.

Pravin Raut was arrested in a probe linked to a ₹ 1,034-crore alleged land rip-off associated to the re-development of the Patra chawl in Goregaon space. He’s presently in judicial custody.

Guru Ashish Building Personal Restricted was concerned within the re-development of the “chawl”, which had 672 tenants residing in tenements on 47 acres belonging to the Maharashtra Housing Space Growth Authority (MHADA), the ED had stated earlier.

With inputs from ANI

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