Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to record his statement in an alleged money laundering case. On Friday, the Shiv Sena loyalist left the ED premises after more than ten hours of interrogation. After the interrogation, he told the reporters, he replied to all questions and shall summon again if the ED requires.
The Rajya Sabha member was at the ED office, Ballard Estate, South Mumbai, from 11:30 AM to 10 PM. Earlier, there was tight security arrangements outside the central agency’s office because many Shiv Sena workers were on the spot. The police blocked the roads leading to the office using barricades.
The self-acclaimed undaunted Sanjay Raut flaunted his saffron scarf around the neck when he arrived at the ED office. He waved at his supporters, called himself fearless, and claimed he was not wrong. Raut talked to the reporters before going inside and said, “They require some information from me. It is my duty as a Member of Parliament, a responsible citizen, and the leader to help the ED.”
Don’t Worry: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut
Furthermore, he called the Enforcement Directorate a neutral agency and expressed his confidence in them. In his tweet, the Sena leader appealed to his followers and Shiv Sena workers not to assemble before the ED office. He also wrote, “Don’t worry!”
The ED wanted to question Raut on the money laundering case linked to the re-development project of a Mumbai-based slum area. They also had suspicious queries about financial transactions involving his wife and friends.
Earlier, the ED summoned him on June 28. However, Raut referred to these interrogations as a way to halt him from fighting against the Shiv Sena rebel MLAs. On Tuesday, the MP said he would not appear before the agency officials because of his prior commitments to a meeting in Alibaug, Raigad.