Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The Enforcement Directorate authorities on Sunday detained Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case in Mumbai after hours of conducting raids at his residence. Previously in the day, the ED performed raids at Raut’s home. ED sleuths reached Raut’s home around 7 am today.
On June 28 this year, Sanjay Raut was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) about the avoidance of the cash laundering situation referring to the Rs 1,034 crore Patra Chawl land fraud.
Rejecting to join the probe as well as citing the Gale Session of Parliament as a reason for not joining the probe, he had after that dared the probe firm to detain him. Later on, he got to the ED office.
The ED, which took Pune-based entrepreneur Avinash Bhosale right into custodianship previously in connection with the DHFL-Yes Financial institution instance, wishes to grill Raut in this issue also, according to sources. They asserted that Patra Chawl case of ED is also connected to the DHFL case.
In April, the ED provisionally affixed assets worth over Rs 11.15 crore of Raut’s better half Varsha Raut and also 2 of his associates as part of this examination.
The attached homes remain in the form of land held by Pravin M Raut, Sanjay Raut’s aide as well as a former director of Master Ashish Building Pvt Ltd, at Palghar, Saphale (community in Palghar) as well as Padgha (in Thane area).
The attached homes also consist of a flat in Mumbai’s suburb Dadar held by Varsha Raut and eight plots at Kihim beach in Alibaug jointly held by Varsha Raut and Swapna Patkar, wife of Sujit Patkar, the ED said in a statement.
According to the ED, Sujit Patkar is a close associate of Sanjay Raut. After jailing Pravin Raut in February, the ED had actually stated he seems “functioning as a front” or in collusion with some influential person( s).
The agency had claimed during the probe it was disclosed he paid to certain “politically revealed persons”.