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New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday (July 31, 2022) performed a search at Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s residence in Mumbai in reference to a cash laundering case. The motion follows a number of summons issued by the legislation enforcement company towards Raut, the most recent being on July 27. The Rajya Sabha MP was summoned for questioning by the ED in a cash laundering case linked to alleged irregularities within the re-development of a Mumbai ‘chawl’ and associated transactions involving his spouse and ‘associates’. 

The senior Shiv Sena chief, who’s within the Uddhav Thackeray camp, has, nevertheless, denied any wrongdoing and alleged that he was being focused resulting from political vendetta.

Mumbai | Enforcement Directorate officers conduct search & questioning on the residence of Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut, within the Patra Chawl land rip-off case
— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2022

Mumbai | Enforcement Directorate officers reached Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut’s residence round 7am at present; at present conducting a search and questioning Raut, in reference to Patra Chawl land rip-off case
— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2022

In the meantime, Sanjay Raut took to his official Twitter account after ED officers searched his residence and mentioned that Maharashtra and Shiv Sena “will proceed to battle”.

“Even when I die, I can’t give up,” Raut wrote in Marathi and added that he is not going to depart Shiv Sena.

खोटी कारवाई..

खोटे पुरावे

मी शिवसेना सोडणार नाही..

मरेन पण शरण जाणार नाही

जय महाराष्ट्र
— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) July 31, 2022

“I’ve nothing to do with any rip-off. I’m saying this by taking the oath of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray,” Raut reiterated.

कोणत्याही घोटाळ्याशी माझा काडीमात्र संबंध नाही.

शिवसेना प्रमुख बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांची शपथ घेऊन मी हे सांगत आहे..बाळासाहेबांनी आम्हाला लढायला शिकवलंय..

मी शिवसेनेसाठी लढत राहीन.
— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) July 31, 2022

The Rajya Sabha MP was questioned within the case on July 1, when he had spent about 10 hours with the investigating officer throughout which his assertion was recorded underneath the felony sections of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA).

The event comes amid a insurrection within the Shiv Sena, with a tussle over the social gathering image and the management of the organisation between Uddhav Thackeray and present Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

Earlier in April, the ED had provisionally connected property price over Rs 11.15 crore of Raut’s spouse Varsha Raut and two of his associates as a part of its probe. The connected properties are within the type of land held by Pravin M Raut, Sanjay Raut’s aide and a former director of Guru Ashish Building Personal Restricted, at Palghar, Saphale (a city in Palghar) and Padgha (in Thane district).

The properties additionally embody a flat in Mumbai suburb Dadar held by Varsha Raut and eight plots on the Kihim seashore in Alibaug collectively held by Varsha Raut and Swapna Patkar, the spouse of Sujit Patkar, a “shut affiliate” of Sanjay Raut, the ED had mentioned.

The company reportedly desires to query Sanjay Raut to find out about his “enterprise and different hyperlinks” with Pravin Raut and Patkar and likewise concerning the property offers involving his spouse.

Pravin Raut was arrested by the ED in a probe linked to a Rs 1,034-crore alleged land rip-off associated to the re-development of the Patra “chawl” in Mumbai’s Goregaon space. He’s at present in judicial custody.

(With company inputs)

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