ED on Sanjay Raut Arrest: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was arrested on Sunday midnight in the Patra Chawl land scam case of Maharashtra. His Mumbai home was raided for a long time and then after about 18 hours of custodial interrogation, he was arrested. Sanjay Raut was questioned for a long time in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office. The arrest of 60-year-old leader Sanjay Raut is related to the Patra Chawl case and also involved his wife Varsha Raut.
Investigating agency officials had said on Sunday that unaccounted cash worth Rs 11.5 lakh has been recovered from Sanjay Raut’s residence. At the same time, Mumbai Police has also filed a case against Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut on the complaint of witness Swapna Patkar in the Patra land related case.
What is the reason behind the arrest of Sanjay Raut?
In the Patra Chawl land scam case, the ED has told why Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has been arrested. ED officials have given 3 big reasons for the arrest of Sanjay Raut-
- Sanjay Raut was not cooperating in the case
- unaccounted cash seizure
- Documents recovered from Sanjay Raut’s house
Was cash deposited for Ayodhya tour?
During the raid from the house of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, ED officials had recovered unaccounted cash worth Rs 11.5 lakh. However, his brother has claimed that this cash was deposited for the Ayodhya tour. He alleged that BJP is afraid of him and gets him arrested. They have not given us any document regarding their arrest. They have been framed. Shiv Sena MLA Sunil Raut said that cash was found in the house Eknath Shinde is of. This was the party’s fund for the Ayodhya Yatra.
Supporters protest against ED’s action
Let us tell you that in Maharashtra, ever since the differences between BJP and Shiv Sena increased and the paths have parted, Sanjay Raut has been critical of BJP ever since. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has been claiming that he has nothing to do with the Patra Chawl land scam. He had also said that he is not going to leave Shiv Sena due to intimidation. Significantly, a large number of Shiv Sena supporters had also gathered outside Sanjay Raut’s house against the ED’s action and protested his arrest.
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