05 Apr, 22
ED attaches Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s properties in land scam case
The ED’s move is thought to be in connection with its probe into the 1034-crore floor space index (FSI) fraud at Patra Chawl in Mumbai’s Goregaon.
The Enforcement Directorate has attached eight land parcels in Alibaug and a flat in Mumbai’s Dadar suburb linked to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and his family under the anti-money laundering law, officials said on Tuesday.
A provisional attachment has been undertaken by the agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to freeze the land parcels (plots) and flat in the Dadar neighborhood of Mumbai.
The attachment is linked to a money laundering probe linked to an INR 1,034 crore land ‘scam’ related to the re-development of a ‘chawl’ in Mumbai.
The ED had arrested and filed a chargesheet against Maharashtra-based businessman Pravin Raut in this case in February.
The agency had also questioned Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha Raut last year in connection with another money laundering case linked to the PMC Bank fraud case and for her purported links with Pravin Raut’s wife Madhuri.
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