Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money-laundering case related to the Patra Chawl land redevelopment case, was on Thursday sent to the ED custody till 8th August. Raut was earlier produced before a special court here as his ED custody ends today.
Mumbai | Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut sent to ED custody till 8th August in connection with a money laundering case in the Patra Chawl land case. pic.twitter.com/qbcz11BenB— ANI (@ANI) August 4, 2022
The central agency had arrested Raut on Sunday midnight in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra 'Chawl' (old row tenement) in suburban Goregaon and related financial property transactions involving his wife and alleged associates.
The ED had produced Raut before the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court judge MG Deshpande on Monday and sought his remand for eight days. But the court sent the Sena leader to the agency's custody till August 4.
The agency had told the court on Monday that Raut and his family received "proceeds of crime" worth over Rs one crore generated out of alleged irregularities in the housing redevelopment project.
The 60-year-old Rajya Sabha member is a close aide of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.