Arrested Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday complained to a Mumbai court docket that he was stored in a room with none window and air flow system by the Enforcement Directorate. The probe company, nevertheless, denied retaining the Sena chief in an uncomfortable room, and as a substitute stated Mr Raut stayed in an air-conditioned room.
The Enforcement Directorate arrested Mr Raut simply after midnight on Monday in a case linked to alleged monetary irregularities within the redevelopment of a chawl, or outdated row tenement, in suburban Goregaon.
In the course of the listening to on Thursday, the court docket requested Mr Raut if he had any grievance in opposition to the Enforcement Directorate. Mr Raut replied he was handled nicely, however the room the place he has been stored is windowless.
The court docket then sought a proof from the central probe company.
The Enforcement Directorate lawyer, Hiten Venegaokar, stated Mr Raut was stored in an air-conditioned and so there was no window, to which Mr Raut replied he cannot use air-conditioning attributable to his well being causes.
The probe company advised the court docket they’ll shift Mr Raut to a room with correct air flow.
His custody with the Enforcement Directorate has been prolonged until August 8.
Mr Raut, who’s in former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena camp, has denied any wrongdoing and alleged he’s being focused attributable to political vendetta.
In April, the Enforcement Directorate hooked up belongings price over Rs 11.15 crore of Mr Raut’s spouse Varsha Raut and two of his associates. The properties embody a flat in Dadar held by Varsha Raut and eight plots at Kihim seaside in Alibaug collectively held by Varsha Raut and Swapna Patkar, the spouse of Sujit Patkar, a “shut affiliate” of Sanjay Raut.