ED officials reach Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's house, may be arrested in land scam case

Pankaj Prasad
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut House
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut House

Enforcement Directorate officials have reached Sanjay Raut's residence on Sunday morning.

Mumbai: After the fall of the government in Maharashtra, the problems of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut are increasing. After being named in the Patra Chawl land scam case, Enforcement Directorate officials have reached Sanjay Raut's residence on Sunday morning. News agency ANI has tweeted in this regard. It is being told that the ED can interrogate Sanjay Raut by taking him into custody. He is accused of not cooperating with the investigation.

Sanjay Raut may be arrested

It is being told that ED can arrest Sanjay Raut. He can be taken to the ED office for questioning. Let us discuss here that Sanjay Raut is under investigation in the Patra Chawl scam of Rs 1034 crore. The investigating agency has accused him of not cooperating in the investigation. On Sunday morning, a team of ED reached the house in Bhandup, Mumbai.


Summons issued to Sanjay Raut

Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had issued fresh summons to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, asking him to appear on July 27 for questioning in the money laundering case. Sources said that Raut did not appear before the central agency citing the Parliament session. The Rajya Sabha member's counsel met ED officials in Mumbai and gave a written request, requesting for Raut to appear in the first week of August.

The questioning took place on July 1

The Shiv Sena leader has denied doing anything wrong and alleged that he is being targeted for political vendetta. Raut is a confidante of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. It is worth noting that last month, Thackeray had to leave the post of Chief Minister due to rebellion in Shiv Sena. Raut was questioned by the ED for about 10 hours on July 1.

Uddhav government had fallen

Let us discuss here that after a massive political upheaval in Maharashtra, the formation of the government led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, which came to power, completed one month on Saturday. The new government was formed in the state 10 days after several MLAs led by Shinde revolted against the Shiv Sena leadership. Shinde was sworn in as chief minister on June 30 and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis took oath as deputy chief minister. At this time Uddhav Thackeray had resigned from the post of CM. After this a new government was formed in the state.