Sanjay Raut is neither detained nor arrested: His advocate

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Mumbai, July 31: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has neither been arrested nor detained by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), his advocate said on Sunday evening.

“ED has given a fresh summon to Sanjay Raut, today morning. On that basis, Sanjay Raut has come to the ED office to record the statement. He has neither been arrested nor detained,” ANI quoted Sanjay Raut’s advocate Vikrant Sabne as saying.

“We’ve accepted fresh summons, Sanjay Raut has been brought for questioning. They (ED) already took documents that they felt were important. Some property documents were seized. But, no documents related to Patra Chawl were taken by them,” he said.

According to an ANI report, the ED officials on Sunday seized Rs 11.50 lakh unaccounted cash from his residence.

Earlier, it was reported that the ED detained Raut in a land scam case in Mumbai after hours of conducting raids at his residence.

The central agency reached his residence in Mumbai at 7 am today. The action follows two summonses issued by the central agency against Raut, the latest being on July 27.

Raut was summoned for questioning by the ED in a money laundering case linked to the alleged irregularities in the re-development of a Mumbai ‘chawl’ and related transactions involving his wife and ‘associates’.

He had appeared before the agency in Mumbai to record his statement on July 1 in connection with the case. After that, the ED had summoned him twice, but he had skipped the summonses citing his engagement with the ongoing Parliament session.

At 7 am on Sunday, ED officials, accompanied by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, reached Raut’s ‘Maitri’ bungalow located in suburban Bhandup, and began the search.

The Rajya Sabha member, who is in the Uddhav Thackeray camp of the Shiv Sena, had denied any wrongdoing and alleged that he was being targeted due to political vendetta.

“I swear by late Balasabheb Thackeray that I have nothing to do with any scam,” Raut tweeted shortly after the ED action began.

“I will die but won’t leave Shiv Sena,” Raut added. During the ED search, a large number of Shiv Sena supporters gathered outside Raut’s residence and staged protests against the agency’s action.

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