Quickly after officers of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) reached Sanjay Raut’s residence to query him in a cash laundering case, the Shiv Sena chief tweeted that the central company’s investigation is predicated on “false proof”.
ED investigators reached the Rajya Sabha MP’s house this morning after he missed summons twice — on July 20 and July 27. The company needs to query him in reference to the redevelopment of a chawl in Mumbai. Mr Raut, who’s a detailed aide of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, has denied any wrongdoing and alleged that he’s being focused out of political vendetta.
“I’ve 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,” he tweeted in Marathi this morning. “False motion. False proof. I cannot go away Shiv Sena. Even when I die, I cannot give up. Jai Maharashtra,” he added.
BJP MLA Ram Kadam questioned why the Sena chief missed the summons. “Why is he petrified of Enforcement Directorate if he’s harmless? He has on a regular basis to provide press convention however no time to go to probe company workplace for questioning,” he stated.
The Sena chief was questioned on July 1 in reference to the case. He was summoned to seem once more on July 20, however he cited the continuing Parliament session. He was then requested to seem on July 27, however he didn’t.
Mr Raut has come out within the help of the Thackerays within the tussle to manage Shiv Sena following Eknath Shinde’s riot that introduced down the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities and unseated Uddhav Thackeray as chief minister.
When he was summoned on June 28, proper in the midst of the high-voltage political drama, he had tweeted, “I simply got here to know that the ED has summoned me. Good ! There are huge political developments in Maharashtra. We, Balasaheb’s Shivsainiks are preventing a giant battle. This can be a conspiracy to cease me. Even for those who behead me, I will not take the Guwahati route. Arrest me ! Jai Hind!”