Sanjay Raut to appear before ED today

Mumbai,(|The Enforcement Directorate (ED) office has rejected Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s request for additional time to appear in connection with a money laundering case, so he will have to before the agency.The Maharashtra political climate at the time prevented him from attending his first summons on Monday, so the ED issued him a second summons to appear before July 1.Notably, Raut is under investigation in connection with the Patra Chawl redevelopment in Mumbai. The request from his attorney for 13–14 days to deliver the materials to the investigation agency was turned down.

Sanjay Raut told the media on Thursday that he would be visiting the ED office the following day.Previously, in the Rs 1,034 crore Patra Chawl land fraud case, the ED had attached assets worth about Rs 2 crore associated with Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha and property worth Rs 9 crore associated with Sanjay Raut’s ‘aide’ Pravin Raut.Pravin Raut has been charged in a money laundering case by the financial watchdog. Authorities from the ED who were looking into the Patra Chawl land fraud found that Pravin Raut had sent Varsha Rs 55 lakh from the proceeds of crime through his wife’s account in February. The ED added that Sanjay Raut and those connected to him had hotel reservations and travel arrangements made for both domestic and international trips.(HS):