Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut suffered a setback on Sunday morning when ED officials knocked on his house. Sources reveal that since 7 am, more than 20 ED officials started questioning Raut in the Goregaon Patra chawl scam. But, Raut did not respond to any ED questions. It is alleged that the scam took place in connivance of MHADA, Sanjay Raut’s relative Praveen Raut’s Guru Ashish Construction Company and Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL).
Priyanka Chaturvedi gave notice in Rajya Sabha
Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has targeted the ED’s action on Sanjay Raut. He has given a notice of suspension of business in Rajya Sabha. He said that major investigating agencies like ED, CBI and IT are being misused. He said opposition leaders are being detained through these agencies. They are being silenced. He called it a political agenda.
ED’s screws, Sanjay Raut, wife and daughter’s link, know what is Patra Chawl land scam
1034 crore scam
In 2007, MHADA had given the work of re-development of Patra Chawl located in Siddharth Nagar, Goregaon to Guru Ashish Construction Company. A total of 672 houses have been built here in 47 acres of MHADA land. The company had to make and give more than 3500 flats. After constructing the flats for MHADA, the remaining land was to be sold to private developers, but even after 14 years, the company did not give flats to the people. The victim approached the court. It is alleged that this is a scam of about 1034 crores. In this case, assets worth Rs 9 crore of Praveen Raut and Rs 2 crore of Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha Raut have been attached.
According to ED sources, Guru Ashish Construction is alleged to have earned Rs 1034 crore by selling it to eight different builders instead of building MHADA flats on 47 acres of land by its operators. MHADA lodged an FIR against Guru Ashish Construction in March 2018. EOW is investigating this. The EOW arrested Praveen Raut in February 2020. Although Praveen Raut was granted bail by the court, but Praveen was arrested by the ED in the PMC Bank scam case. Praveen is considered close to Sanjay Raut. In the interrogation of Praveen, the name of Sujit Patkar, close to Sanjay Raut, came up. Sujit is considered close to Sanjay Raut.
ED reached Sanjay Raut’s house on Sunday morning, the arrest took place at 12 o’clock in the night… know what happened in between
ED raided Sujit’s premises and seized many important documents. From these documents, the ED got information about a loan of Rs 55 lakh between Madhuri Raut, wife of Praveen Raut and Varsha Raut, wife of Sanjay Raut. There is an allegation of buying a flat on behalf of Varsha in Dadar with this amount. Also, there is an allegation of getting Rs 95 crore as commission to Praveen Raut in the MHADA land deal and being a partner of Sanjay Raut’s daughter in a wine trading company of Sujit Patkar. Apart from this, Sanjay’s wife Varsha Raut and Sujit Patkar’s wife are also accused of misappropriating money and jointly buying land in Alibaug. However, these allegations have been repeatedly denied by Sanjay Raut through tweets and press conferences.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) targeted the Center over the action of the ED. TMC MP Shantanu Sen condemned the ED raids and called it politics of vengeance. He said that this is an attempt to suppress the voice of the opposition inside and outside Parliament. Inside Parliament you (central government) suspend MPs and outside, you use central agencies to threaten opposition leaders.
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