Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s Mumbai residency under raid! Read more

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s Mumbai residency was raided by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday morning and also interrogated Raut in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case. This arised after one of the Sena spokesperson did not gave answers twice on questioning about the case. The ED officials along with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officials raided the Raut’s residence.

After the raid, Sanjay said that he will continue to fight against the officials as they applied false allegations against him. Apparently, Raut tweeted, “Maharashtra and Shiv Sena will continue to fight… I will not leave Shiv Sena… Even if I die, I will not surrender… I have nothing to do with any scam.”

On July 20, Sanjay Raut was called for investigation to which he failed to appear. Afterwards, ED called him again to appear on July 27 but the leader sent his lawyer by saying that he could appear only after August 7 because of the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament in New Delhi.

In 2007, Guruashish Constructions were given a contract to develop flats for 672 tenants of Patra Chawl by MHADA (Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority). In which about 3000 flats had to be handed over to MHADA. The total land was of 47 acres and remaining land after handing over flats to MHADA. However, Guruashish’s did not redevelop the Patra chawl or any other flats and sold the land to eight other builders for Rs 1,034 crores. Pravin Raut, a trusted aide of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut was one of the directors in the firm and was arrested by ED.