FIR filed against Sanjay Raut after Swapna Patkar statement
In another new development in the Patra Chawl scam case, Vakola Police have filed an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in a complaint filed by Swapna Patkar, who is a witness in the case, in under Articles 509, 506 and 504 of the IPC on Sunday.
Earlier, Patkar went to Vakola Police Station and recorded her statement against Raut in a complaint she filed, stating that she had been threatened to withdraw her previous statement before the Directorate of Enforcement ( ED) against Raut in the same case.
It comes after ED recovered Rs 11.5 lakh in cash from Sanjay Raut’s residence during the raid in the money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in Patra ‘chawl’ redevelopment and related transactions involving his wife and his ‘associates’.
Earlier in the day, sources told Republic that Patkar had filed a complaint at Vakola Police Station stating that she had received a threatening letter from strangers asking her to retract her statement. Vakola Police have filed an unacknowledged complaint under Section 507 (felony of criminal intimidation by anonymous communication) of the CPI and the investigation is ongoing. An FIR will also be registered on the subject shortly.
ED seizes massive cash from Sanjay Raut’s residence
Earlier this morning, a team of 12 ED officials reached Sanjay Raut’s ‘Maitri’ residence at Bhandup in Mumbai to carry out searches. According to sources, detectives from the agency also questioned the head of Sena, who had previously skipped two summonses in connection with the money laundering case.
Emergency officials accompanied by CRPF staff reached Raut’s residence at 7 a.m. and began conducting a search. Following this, Raut denied any wrongdoing and alleged that he was being attacked due to the revenge policy. Agency officials took Raut to the ED office for further questioning.
Later in the day, ED recovered Rs 11.5 lakh in cash from Sanjay Raut’s residence during the raid in the money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra ‘chawl’ and related transactions involving his wife and his ‘associates’.