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Patra Chawl scam: ED grills Varsha, wife of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, in money laundering case

Patra Chawl scam: Varsha Raut was issued summons on Thursday after her husband was sent to ED custody till August 8 in the same case by a Special PMLA Court.

Reported By : Dinesh Mourya Edited By : Sheenu Sharma | Mumbai
Updated on: August 06, 2022 13:05 IST
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Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). Varsha Raut, wife of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.

Highlights

  • Varsha Raut reached ED office in Mumbai for probe into the alleged money-laundering case
  • Varsha, wife of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, was issued summons on Thursday (August 4)
  • During her interrogation, Varsha Raut is likely to be confronted with her husband by the ED

Patra Chawl scam: Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut currently in custody, reached the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office for the probe into the alleged money-laundering case arising out of the Patra Chawl redevelopment matter on Saturday (August 6).

She was issued summons on Thursday (August 4) after her husband was sent to ED custody till August 8 (Monday) in the same case by a Special PMLA Court.

During her interrogation on Saturday (August 5), Varsha Raut is likely to be confronted with her husband by the ED which had informed the Special Court that it wants to verify certain bank transactions and other related issues pertaining to the allegedly murky deals.

Around 4 ED officers are present during the interrogation including one female. 

Varsha Raut will be the first woman under the ED scanner to face the investigators in the Patra Chawl case which had erupted in 2018, while another woman whose name figures in the case turned a witness.

Incidentally, the probe in the five-year-old case picked up momentum recently after the collapse of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government headed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on June 29.

Earlier this week, after Raut was raided on July 31 and nabbed in the wee hours of August 1, Shiv Sena President Thackeray had called on his family members to express solidarity with them.

The ED had earlier interrogated Sanjay Raut after his name figured in the scam along with Varsha, besides a close associate Pravin Raut and several other accused, and even attached several of their immovable assets.

Sanjay Raut, summoned at least on two more dates recently but had skipped the sleuths citing parliamentary work, has vehemently denied any wrongdoings and termed the probe as apolitical vendetta' intended to muzzle the Opposition.

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