Department of Enforcement (ED) officials on Sunday conducted searches and interrogation at the home of MP Shiv Sena Sanjay Raut in Mumbai after he twice ignored summons for questioning in a laundering case. money. Leader Shiv Sena was summoned by the investigative agency on July 27 after he ignored an earlier summons on the grounds that the parliamentary session was taking place in Delhi.
The investigative team was accompanied by CRPF officials as they visited Mr Raut’s home in Bandup, an eastern suburb of Mumbai, this morning.
The Executive Director wants to question Mr. Raut, 60, in connection with the redevelopment of a funeral in Mumbai and dealings involving his wife and close associates. The Sena leader has denied any wrongdoing and alleges that he is being targeted for political reasons.
This morning Mr Raut again reiterated that he was “not involved in any scam”. “… Wrongdoing, false evidence… I won’t leave Shiv Sena… Even if I die I won’t surrender… I have nothing to do with any scam. I said this by swearing by the chief Balasaheb Thackeray of Shiv Sena. Balasaheb taught us to fight. I will continue to fight for Shiv Sena,” Mr. Raut tweeted.
The BJP hit back at leader Sena for ignoring the summons. BJP MLA Ram Kadam said: “Why is he afraid of the Executive Board if he is innocent?
Congressman Rajya Sabha was questioned for about 10 hours on July 1, during which his statement was recorded under the criminal sections of the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
In April, the Enforcement Bureau attached assets worth more than 11.15 yen to Mr Raut’s wife Varsha Raut and two of his associates as part of the investigation.
The properties include an apartment in Dadar held by Varsha Raut and eight plots of land at Kihim beach in Alibaug jointly held by Varsha Raut and Swapna Patkar, the wife of Sujit Patkar, a “close associate” of Sanjay Raut. hold.
The agency wants to question Sanjay Raut about his “business and other connections” with his close associates Pravin Raut and Sujit Patkar as well as about related property transactions. regarding his wife.
Pravin Raut has been arrested in an investigation in connection with an alleged 1,034 land scam involving the redevelopment of the Patra bird in the Goregaon area. He is currently in judicial custody.
The ED said earlier that Guru Ashish Construction Private Limited was involved in the redevelopment of the “church”, which has 672 tenants living in 47-acre apartments belonging to the Regional Development Authority. Maharashtra Housing (MHADA).
With input from ANI