Shiv Sena Mp Sanjay Raut will remain in Ed’s custody until August 8

By CNBC IST (Released)


The money laundering case relates to alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra ‘Chawl’ (former townhouse) in the suburb of Goregaon and relates to financial real estate transactions involving Raut’s wife and her alleged associates.

A Mumbai court has extended the custody by the Law Enforcement Directorate of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut until August 8. Sanjay Raut has been charged with money laundering in a case related to the Patra Chawl redevelopment fraud.

Earlier, he was arrested after more than six hours of interrogation at the ED zone office in the Ballard estate of South Mumbai and sent to the custody of the financial investigation agency until August 4. until August 8.

While extending the custody, the court noted that the ED had made “remarkable progress” in the investigation.

The details of the case

The Patra Chawl case concerns alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of the old townhouse in the Mumbai suburb of Goregaon and is linked to real estate transactions involving Raut’s wife and her alleged associates.

The ED previously told the court that Raut and his family had received “proceeds of crime” worth more than one million rupees generated by alleged irregularities in the housing redevelopment project. The 60-year-old Rajya Sabha member is a close associate of Shiv Sena chairman Uddhav Thackeray.

In April, ED provisionally seized assets worth more than Rs 11.15 crore belonging to his wife Varsha Raut and two of his associates in connection with this investigation. The attached properties are in the form of land owned by Pravin M Raut, assistant to Sanjay Raut and former director of Guru Ashish Construction Pvt Ltd, in Palghar, Saphale (a town in Palghar district) and Padgha (in the district of Thane).

Assets also include an apartment in the Mumbai suburb of Dadar owned by Varsha Raut and eight plots on Kihim Beach in Alibaug jointly owned by Varsha Raut and Swapna Patkar, wife of Sujit Patkar, a “close associate” of Sanjay Raut, said. said the Ed.

The agency reportedly questioned the Sena executive about his “business and other ties” with Pravin Raut and Patkar as well as real estate transactions involving his wife.


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