In an unprecedented development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) 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 Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
According to the news agency PTI, the agency issued a provisional attachment under the PMLA to freeze the land parcels (plots) and flats. The attachment is linked to a money-laundering investigation linked to a ₹1,034 crores worth land ‘scam’ related to the re-development of a ‘chawl’ in Mumbai, the report added.
Reacting to the development, the motormouth leader of Shivsena Raut said he is not scared and will fight and expose everyone. “… I’m not one to get scared, seize my property, shoot me, or send me to jail, Sanjay Raut is Balasaheb Thackeray’s follower & a Shiv Sainik, he’ll fight & expose everyone. I’m not one to stay quiet, let them dance. The truth will prevail,” he said.
Meanwhile, in a cryptic tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the Sena MP said, “Asatyameva Jayate”, which means ‘Lies alone triumphs. The tweet shows how disturbed Sanjay Raut must be.
In February, the ED had arrested Maharashtra-based businessman Pravin Raut related to the case and later, filed a charge sheet as well. Earlier, the ED had also questioned Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha Raut 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.