Patra Chawl Land Scam: Sanjay Raut’s judicial custody extended till Sept 5

A special PMLA court on Monday extended Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut‘s judicial custody till September 5, in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case.

Earlier, the court had sent Raut to 14-day judicial custody till August 22 in the case.

Raut, a Rajya Sabha member, was found to be beneficiary of Rs 1.17 crore of proceeds of crime in addition of Rs 1.06 crore that had come to light earlier, it claimed.

The Shiv Sena leader was arrested on August 1 in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of the Patra Chawl (row tenement) in suburban Goregaon.

The documents seized during the probe showed the purchase of properties at Alibaug in neighbouring Raigad district by Raut involved substantial cash transactions, the ED had said.

As much as Rs 1.08 crore was found in the bank account of Sanjay Raut‘s wife Varsha Raut, the probe agency had claimed.

His wife Varsha Raut was also questioned by ED for more than nine hours in connection with the case.

Sanjay Raut, 60, is a close aide of Shiv Sena president and former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. He had denied any wrongdoing and called the ED case against him as “false”.

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