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Shiv Sena Chief Sanjay Raut’s Spouse Summoned By Probe Company In Housing Rip-off

Sanjay Raut together with his spouse, Varsha Raut, whose properties have been hooked up within the case. (File Photograph)

New Delhi:

Arrested Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s spouse, Varsha Raut, has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate on money-laundering costs in an alleged rip-off in a housing mission, it’s learnt. This got here simply hours after Sanjay Raut’s ED custody was prolonged until August 8 by a a particular court docket in Mumbai. The date for which Varsha Raut been summoned wasn’t instantly recognized. 

Varsha Raut has repeatedly been named by the central probe company however she hasn’t been questioned up to now. 

4 months in the past, the ED — which alleges a Rs 1,000-crore rip-off within the redevelopment of Patra Chawl in Mumbai’s Goregaon — had hooked up Rs 11 crore price of belongings of Varsha Raut and two of Sanjay Raut’s associates.

These included a flat in Dadar held by Varsha Raut, apart from eight plots in Alibaug that she held collectively with Swapna Patkar. Spouse of Sujit Patkar, a “shut affiliate” of Sanjay Raut, Swapna Patkar is now a witness within the case. She allegedly acquired a “rape and homicide risk” final month however Sanjay Raut has denied any hyperlink with it.

Right this moment in court docket, the ED alleged that the Raut household obtained “proceeds of crime” price over Rs 1 crore for facilitating irregularities within the Patra Chawl mission.

Rejecting the costs, Sanjay Raut additionally informed the court docket that he is being saved “with out air flow”, however the ED mentioned he is being saved in an “airconditioned” room, therefore there isn’t any window.

Mr Raut, 60, is a Rajya Sabha member and a detailed aide of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray. He and the social gathering have alleged that the ED motion is political vendetta by the BJP-led central authorities. That is considered one of a number of instances in latest occasions which have led to related allegations of misuse of central companies.


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