Sanjay Raut today appeared before Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with an alleged money laundering case. While at the ED office, Raut took a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said he had nothing to hide or fear. “I’m a fearless person because I’ve never done anything wrong in my life. If at all this is political, we’ll get to know that later. Right now, I feel I’m going to a neutral agency, and I trust them completely,” Raut said.
In a tweet earlier, the Shiv Sena leader said that he is scheduled to present before the probe agency at 12:00 pm today. He requested the party’s workers and supporters to not make a scene and gather at the agency’s office.
Raut was scheduled to appear before the ED on June 28 for questions. However, his lawyer had requested a delay of about two weeks to get all the documents together. The ED had then issued a second summons and asked the Rajya Sabha MP to be present on July 1.
The investigation against Raut was launched in connection with the re-development of Mumbai’s Patra Chawl. In April, the ED said that Raut and his family had immovable properties worth Rs 11.15 crore, which include a flat at Dadar, held by Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha. The case also extends to eight land parcels at Kihim near Alibag that are held jointly by Raut’s wife and Swapna Patkar, wife of Sujit Patkar, a close associate of the Rauts.