ED filed charge sheet against Sanjay Raut, session court hearing on Monday

Update on Sanjay Raut from sessions court : Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a supplementary charge sheet against Sanjay Raut in the case of misappropriation of mail in Goregaon, Mumbai. Sanjay Raut is not only involved in the money laundering case related to this redevelopment but he has played an important role in it. The ED has mentioned in the charge sheet that they have found evidence that they worked behind the scenes. Apart from this, opposing Sanjay Raut’s bail, the ED has clarified that since Raut is a political figure, he can tamper with the evidence as soon as he comes out, so it would not be appropriate to grant him bail when Tapas is at an important stage. 

Shiv Sena spokesperson and MP Sanjay Raut was arrested by ED late at night on July 31 in connection with the mail scam. Raut was then first sent to ED and then judicial custody, since then Raut has been lodged in Arthur Road Jail. Raut has approached the special court of the Bombay Sessions Court for bail. On that petition, Judge M. G. While the preliminary hearing was conducted before Deshpande, the next remand and bail application of Sanjay Raut is likely to be heard together on Monday.

ED has rejected Raut’s claim clarifying that the action against Sanjay Raut was not done out of hatred or political vendetta. Sanjay Raut has worked behind the scenes while playing the lead role in this case along with his confidant Praveen Raut. The investigation in this case is still going on and Raut is a very influential and powerful person in politics. Hence, the ED has strongly opposed Sanjay Raut’s bail application, claiming that he can tamper with evidence if released on bail and there are many instances of witness intimidation in such cases. 

ED told the court that the transaction of 1 crore 8 lakh in the account of Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha   Raut is also suspicious. Similarly, many suspicious financial transactions have been detected by ED. The ED counsel told the court that the ED should investigate this suspicious transaction. The ED counsel told the court that Sanjay Raut being an influential political figure could influence the investigation and the witnesses. ED brought to the notice of the court that he had threatened a woman witness in this case. Therefore, the ED lawyers demanded that Raut be denied bail until the investigation is completed. 

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