Mumbai: In breaking development in this case, in money laundering case, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has been sent to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till August 8 by the court. Sanjay Raut’s custody was ending today after which he was produced in a special court in Mumbai. Raut has been arrested by the ED in a money laundering case.
Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate had produced Sanjay Raut in a special PMLA court on August 1. The ED had sought 8-day custody in the court. However, after hearing the arguments of the defense and prosecution, the court sent the Shiv Sena leader to custody till August 4.
At the same time, while seeking the custody of Sanjay Raut, the ED had claimed that the Shiv Sena leader and his family were involved in the case related to irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra ‘Chal’ in Goregaon and transaction of financial assets. However, Raut says that action is being taken against him in the spirit of political vendetta.
A woman witness in a money laundering case against Sanjay Raut on Sunday lodged a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. The woman claims that Sanjay Raut has threatened her not to testify. On the woman’s complaint, the police imposed sections 504 (outrage with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (outrage to the dignity of woman) of the Indian Penal Code against Raut.
Significantly, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has shown his full support towards Sanjay Raut. Talking to the media on Monday, he said that he is proud of Raut, because he did not bow down to any pressure. Along with this, the former Chief Minister had accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of doing politics of vengeance.