The case wherein Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut has been arrested is a Rs 1,000 crore rip-off in Patra chawl redevelopment mission, the Enforcement Directorate has mentioned. The company has claimed that Mr Raut and his household have benefited from cash to the tune of Rs 1.06 crore — up from the 83 lakh it earlier claimed. The ED has additionally accused him of threatening a key witness within the Alibaug land cope with rape and homicide.
The girl, Swapna Patkar, has apparently filed a criticism on July 22. She claimed that the rape and homicide risk was typed on a sheet of paper, which was inserted in a newspaper delivered to her on July 15, reported information company Press Belief of India.
Mr Raut was arrested late final night time by the ED on fees of cash laundering and was positioned within the company’s custody for 4 days by a courtroom in Mumbai. The Sena MP has claimed that he’s being framed as a part of a political vendetta.
“That is nothing greater than political vendetta. Since Sunday morning, freedom was taken away,” Mr Raut advised reporters. Declaring that he’s a coronary heart affected person, Mr Raut mentioned he’s not even allowed to exit.
In courtroom at present, the company claimed that Mr Raut was summoned thrice for questioning however he appeared earlier than it solely as soon as. Throughout this time, he tried tampering with key witnesses, the company claimed.
In its fees towards Mr Raut, the company mentioned the cash collected for the redevelopment mission from 2010-2014 “have been siphoned off by Rakesh Wadhwan and Sarang Wadhwan and thereby the mission remained incomplete”.
“Out of the siphoned quantity, Pravin Raut obtained round Rs 112 crore in his account and proceeds of the crime amounting to about 1.06 crore was instantly obtained by Sanjay Raut,” the ED advised the courtroom. A property was bought in Alibaug utilizing the contaminated cash.
Pravin Raut, a former director of Guru Ashish Development Pvt Ltd, was the “entrance man” of Sanjay Raut, the company claimed.
Throughout 2010-2011, “Rs 2 lakh was transferred each month from accused Praveen Raut to Sanjay Raut,” the company claimed. Praveen Raut has even funded Sanjay Raut’s journey overseas, the ED advised the courtroom.
In April, the ED connected belongings value over Rs 11.15 crore belonging to Mr Raut’s his spouse Varsha Raut and two of his associates. The connected properties are land held by Pravin Raut at Palghar, Saphale (city in Palghar) and Padgha (in Thane district). The belongings additionally embody a flat in Mumbai’s suburb Dadar held by Varsha Raut and eight plots at Kihim seaside in Alibaug collectively held by Varsha Raut and Swapna Patkar, spouse of Sujit Patkar, a “shut affiliate” of Sanjay Raut, the ED has mentioned.
Sena chief and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has solidly backed Mr Raut, calling him a “hardcore Shiv Sainik of Sena founder Bal Thackeray”.
“I’m pleased with Sanjay Raut. What crime has he dedicated? He’s a journalist, a Shiv Sainik, is fearless and speaks what he doesn’t approve of,” Mr Thackeray mentioned.
Leaders of the Congress have additionally spoken in Mr Raut’s assist.
“The one crime SanjayRaut has dedicated is that he has not been cowered down by the politics of intimidation of the BJP get together. He’s a person of conviction and braveness. We’re with Sanjay Raut,” tweeted Congress’s Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.