The troubles of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut are increasing continuously. Raut is badly trapped in the Patra Chawl scam of Mumbai. After 16 hours of interrogation, the ED arrested Raut on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, a case has also been registered against Raut for threatening Swapna Patkar, wife of his aide Sujit Patkar. A case has been registered against Raut under sections 504, 506, and 509 at Vakola police station. An audio clip of Swapna had gone viral, in which Raut was allegedly heard threatening her.
Swapna Patkar is a witness in Patra Chawl land scam. The ED had taken Raut into custody in the same case on Sunday after raiding his house for 9 hours. Raut’s brother Sunil Raut then claimed that his brother had been arrested.
Moreover, the ED is likely to produce Raut in court today and seek his custody for interrogation. Sunil Raut also claimed that the ED will produce Sanjay Raut in court on Monday. On the other hand, Rs 11.50 lakh has been seized from Raut’s house.
At the same time, ED found Rs 11.50 lakh in cash from Sanjay Raut’s house, which has been confiscated by the ED. Moreover, Sanjay Raut also spoke to the media and said “I have nothing to do with any scam. I am saying this by taking the oath of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray. Balasaheb taught us how to fight. I will continue to fight for Shiv Sena.”
Meanwhile, Sanjay Raut’s lawyer has claimed that he has only been called for questioning and not taken into custody.
Earlier on Sunday, the ED reached Raut’s house in Bhandup at 7 am and searched his house for about 9 hours. The ED had conducted this raid in connection with the money laundering case related to the Patra Chal scam.