Mumbai, 8th August 2022: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut did not get relief from the court even on Monday. The court has extended his custody till August 22. Raut, who is facing the Enforcement Directorate’s investigation in the Patra Chawl case, was arrested on Sunday. The court has sent him into custody for the third time.
On Thursday, the court extended Raut’s custody till August 8. At the same time, the court also found the agency make considerable progress in the investigation. The ED is probing Raut in the money laundering case. On Saturday, his wife Varsha had also appeared before the probe agency for questioning. The ED had questioned her for about nine hours on Saturday.
According to the ED, the documents found during the investigation show that the properties purchased by Raut in Alibaug also involved large cash transactions. The probe agency has claimed that Rs 1.08 crore has been found in Varsha’s bank account.
Raut was arrested last Sunday. During that time, the investigating agency had claimed that more than Rs 10 lakh was recovered from the residence of the Shiv Sena MP. However, his brother says that the money belonged to the party. Raut had also earlier claimed that Shinde’s rebellion was successful because of ED’s threats to party MPs.