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Patra Chawl land case: No relief to Sanjay Raut, court sent to judicial custody till August 22, allowed homemade food, medicines

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: The breaking development in this case, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut did not got relief, the court has sent Raut to judicial custody till August 22. Homemade food and medicines can be given to Sanjay Raut in jail. There is news that Sanjay Raut will not apply for bail today.

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After the court’s decision, Sanjay Raut will now be taken to Arthur Road Jail. The Shiv Sena leader was arrested on August 1 in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra Chawl in suburban Goregaon. Now today a special court in Mumbai has sent Shivsena MP Sanjay Raut to judicial custody for 14 days.Earlier, The court had extended Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s ED custody till August 8. The court had said that the ED has made remarkable progress in the investigation of the money laundering case. The ED had then sought eight more days’ custody, saying it had discovered new details in money transactions.

Raut’s wife was interrogated for 9 hours

Jailed Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha Raut came out of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office on Saturday night after recording her statement for over nine hours in connection with the alleged Patra Chawl redevelopment scam. He told reporters while leaving the ED office, I have answered all the questions asked by the ED officials. Varsha Raut then said that the ED officials have not called her again yet. She said that she will not leave Shiv Sena and will continue to support Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

Patra Chawl scam case

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According to the ED, Guru Ashish Construction was given the task of redeveloping Patra Chawl. This work was entrusted to him by MHADA. Under this, houses of 672 tenants were to be redeveloped in Patra Chawl on 47 acres in Goregaon, Mumbai.

According to ED, Guru Ashish Construction misled MHADA and sold this land to 9 builders for Rs 901.79 crore without constructing a flat. Later Guru Ashish Construction started a project called Meadows and raised Rs 138 crore for the flat from home buyers.

Investigation revealed that the construction company illegally earned more than Rs 1,034.79 crore. Later, he illegally transferred this amount to his associates.According to ED, Guru Ashish Construction Private Limited is the sister company of Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL). Investigation revealed that HDIL had deposited about Rs 100 crore in Praveen Raut’s account.In 2010, Madhuri, wife of Praveen Raut, transferred Rs 83 lakh to the account of Varsha Raut, wife of Sanjay Raut. With this amount Varsha Raut bought a flat in Dadar.

After the ED investigation started, Varsha Raut had sent Rs 55 lakh to Madhuri Raut’s account.
According to ED, Praveen Raut along with Rakesh Wadhawan and Sarang Wadhawan have misappropriated more than thousand crore rupees.ED had raided the premises associated with Praveen Raut and his close aide Sujit Patkar. Praveen Raut and Sanjay Raut are reportedly friends. At the same time, Sujit Patkar is also considered close to Sanjay Raut. Sujit Patkar is also a partner in a wine trading company with Sanjay Raut’s daughter.

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