After Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in Mumbai, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is now questioning his wife Varsha Raut as well. Varsha Raut appeared before the ED on Saturday in connection with the money laundering case related to the Patra Chawl scam and irregularities in transactions. The ED had issued summons to Varsha Raut earlier this week. He was to appear in the ED office on Saturday. Accordingly, Varsha Raut reached the ED office at Ballard Estate in South Mumbai at 10.40 am today. During this, a large number of policemen have been deployed outside the ED office. The central probe agency is probing the Rs 1034-crore land scam related to the redevelopment of Patra Chawl in Mumbai’s Goregaon area.
The ED had arrested Sanjay Raut on August 1 in the Patra Chawl scam. While on Thursday, a local court extended his judicial custody and sent him to judicial custody till August 8. The ED had earlier told the court that Sanjay Raut and his family received income of more than Rs 1 crore in the Patra Chawl scam. Was. The Enforcement Directorate, as part of its probe in April, had provisionally attached assets worth over Rs 11.15 crore of two associates of Varsha Raut and Sanjay Raut.
The ED claims that Varsha Raut has a flat in Dadar, Mumbai and eight plots at Kihim Beach in Alibaug. This property was bought by Varsha Raut and Swapna Patkar. Swapna Patkar is the wife of Sanjay Raut’s associate Sujit Patkar. However, Swapna has also been questioned by the ED in this case. The ED had earlier said that Guru Ashish Construction Pvt Ltd was involved in the redevelopment of the chawl, in which 672 tenants lived in 47 acres belonging to the Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority (MHADA).