Sanjay Raut’s wife, Varsha, was questioned by the ED in connection with a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra chawl and related transactions.
File photo of Sanjay Raut with his wife Varsha.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s wife, Varsha, was questioned for over nine hours by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case. After the questioning was over, Varsha Raut said that she and her husband will continue to support Uddhav Thackeray.
Varsha Raut was questioned by ED in connection with a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra chawl and related transactions. The central agency is conducting a probe linked to a Rs 1,034-crore alleged land scam related to the redevelopment of the Patra “chawl” in Mumbai’s Goregaon area.
The central agency had issued summons to Varsha Raut earlier this week. Accordingly, she reached the ED office located at Ballard Estate in south Mumbai at 10.40 am on Saturday.
After over nine hours of questioning, Varsha Raut left the ED office. Varsha Raut said she hasn’t been called again by ED officials, adding that if called again, she will cooperate with the financial probe agency. Varsha Raut added that they will continue to support Uddhav Thackeray and Shiv Sena.
SANJAY RAUT’S ARREST IN PATRA CHAWL SCAM CASE
Sanjay Raut was arrested by the ED in this case on August 1 and a local court on Thursday sent him to further custody till August 8.
The ED had earlier told the court that Sanjay Raut and his family received “proceeds of crime” worth over Rs 1 crore generated out of alleged irregularities in the housing redevelopment project.
In April, the ED had provisionally attached assets worth over Rs 11.15 crore of Varsha Raut and two of associates of Sanjay Raut as part of its probe. The attached properties are in the form of land held by Pravin M Raut, Sanjay Raut’s aide and a former director of Guru Ashish Construction Private Limited, at Palghar, Saphale (a town in Palghar) and Padgha (in Thane district).
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