Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader, arrested in probe involving Parta chawl redevelopment fraud . Varsha Raut wanted to be interviewed about information she received from her husband .
MUMBAI: Sanjay Raut, the leader of Shiv Sena, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday in connection with a money laundering case involving Parta chawl redevelopment fraud.Varsha Raut was summoned by the ED earlier this week.She then called the ballard estate agency office to record her report.Sanjay Raut was arrested in the investigation by the ED earlier today.The court extended Sanjay Rauts' ED detention until Monday, according to the court.According to the ED, the Raut couple had been awarded Rs 3.3 crore in proceeds of crime as a result of Patra chawl exploitation.Varsha Raut's accounts held the bulk of the money.The Department of Justice (ED) investigated many bank accounts and discovered that Varsha Raut's account held many sums. The ED was looking at those who had deposited the money and was trying to record their testimony in the investigation.On Friday and Saturday, the ED asked those who are connected with the Alibaug land deal papers to record their testimony.According to ED, documents obtained during the probe reveal that Sanjay Raut had purchased beachside properties in Alibaug after paying a substantial amount in cash to the land owners.Raut allegedly threatened sellers to sell their land at Alibaug's Kihim Beach, according to the central investigation. GuruAshish construction, a housing group under HDILs and the landowner, a state government agency Mhada, signed an agreement for redevelopment of the premises over a decade ago.Pravin Raut, Sanjay Raut's close friend, played a key role in the negotiation.GuruAshish Construction was led by Pravin Raut, one of the founders.GuruAshish Construction failed to carry out the project, but after manipulating the details, they sold the FSI on the plot. Pravin Raut is the front man of Sanjay Raut, according to the ED.According to Sanjay Raut, Pravin had a few crores earned as a result of Patra chawl fraud.Pravin Rut was arrested by the ED earlier today.