Sanjay Raut Arrest Highlights: Sena MP Sent To 4-Day Probe Agency Custody

Sanjay Raut's arrest: Mr Raut was arrested at midnight following a day of search and questioning at his house after he skipped summons by Enforcement Directorate twice.

Sanjay Raut Arrest Highlights: Sena MP Sent To 4-Day Probe Agency Custody

Sanjay Raut has alleged he was being targeted by the Centre to weaken Uddhav Thackeray's faction. (File)

Mumbai/New Delhi:

A Mumbai court today sent Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who was arrested in an alleged land scam case, to four days' custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Mr Raut was arrested at midnight following a day of search and questioning at his house after he skipped summons by the probe agency twice.

Mr Raut, 60, alleged he was being targeted by the Centre to weaken Uddhav Thackeray's faction. Mr Thackeray, who heads the Shiv Sena, visited Mr Raut's residence today and met his family.

Here are the Highlights on Sena MP Sanjay Raut's Arrest:

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Aug 01, 2022 19:08 (IST)
Accused Of Rs 1 Crore Kickback, Rape Threat, Sanjay Raut Denies Claims
The case in which Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut has been arrested is a Rs 1,000 crore scam in Patra chawl redevelopment project, the Enforcement Directorate has said.

Aug 01, 2022 19:00 (IST)
Sanjay Raut A True Shiv Sainik Who Did Not Succumb To Pressure: Uddhav Thackeray
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today slammed the BJP over the arrest of Sena leader Sanjay Raut by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case and hailed the Rajya Sabha MP as a "true Shiv Sainik" who did not succumb to pressure.

Mr Thackeray said Mr Raut was a hardcore Sainik of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray and did not succumb to any pressure. He asked where democracy was if agencies like the CBI, the ED and Income Tax department are used against political opponents.

Asserting that those who speak against the government are getting indicted, he said, "I am proud of Sanjay Raut. What crime has he committed? He is a journalist, a Shiv Sainik is fearless and speaks what he does not approve of."

Attacking the BJP for vendetta politics, Mr Thackeray said Mr Raut could have switched sides but had asserted he would "die but not surrender".
Aug 01, 2022 16:16 (IST)
On Opposition Protest In Parliament Over Sanjay Raut Arrest, Piyush Goyal Says This
With the Opposition targeting the government in the Rajya Sabha over the arrest of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, the ruling BJP said today the government does not interfere in the work of enforcement agencies and that law will take its own course. "We are law-makers, not law-breakers," the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal told reporters amid disruption in the House caused by the Opposition's protests over Raut's arrest and other issues. 
Aug 01, 2022 16:13 (IST)
"Must Be Based On Proofs": BJP's Devendra Fadnavis On Sanjay Raut's Arrest
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the Enforcement Directorate's action against Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut seems to be based on certain proofs. "The ED is a national probe agency. It must have taken action against Raut based on documents and proofs. I would not comment on this issue further. His arrest and other related issues will be discussed in the court," said Mr Fadnavis.
Aug 01, 2022 15:56 (IST)
Sanjay Raut Remanded To 4-Day Enforcement Directorate Custody
A Mumbai court today remanded Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who was arrested at midnight in an alleged land scam case, to four days in Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody. He will be allowed to have home food and medicines during his ED custody. 
Aug 01, 2022 15:49 (IST)
"Vendetta Politics": Sanjay Raut's Lawyer To Court
The lawyer representing Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut told the court the allegation were part of vendetta politics. "On Sunday morning, his freedom was snatched. He wasn't allowed to leave even though he was arrested only in the night," he said. The lawyer said Mr Raut is suffering from heart-related ailments and therefore should not be interrogated till late night. The Enforcement Directorate said they interrogate only till 10 pm.
Aug 01, 2022 15:31 (IST)
Sanjay Raut Received Rs 1.06 Crore: Lawyer Representing Probe Agency
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and his family were the beneficiaries of Rs 1.06 crore, a session court in Mumbai was informed today. The lawyer representing Enforcement Directorate (ED) said Mr Raut had used the money to buy a property in Alibaug in the name of Sapna Patkar.

In the Patra Chawl land scam case, Praveen Raut, who was the director of Guru Ashish company, had not invested any money but received Rs 112 crore. Praveen Raut was the front-man of Sanjay Raut, he said.

Sanjay Raut was summoned thrice but he appeared only once. He didn't appear the two other times and tried to tamper with the witnesses, the lawyer alleged.

Praveen Raut had financed Sanjay Raut's foreign trips and sent Rs 2 lakh every month to his account during 2010-11, he said. The ED has sought eight days' custody of Sanjay Raut.
Aug 01, 2022 14:42 (IST)
Arrest Memo Of Sanjay Raut
Aug 01, 2022 14:41 (IST)
Live Updates: Sanjay Raut Produced In Court
Arrested Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has been produced in the court. On the way to the court, he told mediapersons it's a conspiracy against him.
Aug 01, 2022 14:14 (IST)
Live Updates: Sanjay Raut Taken To Court, His Brother Arrived There Too
Arrested Shjv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's brother Sunil Raut, also a party MLA, has reached the sessions court. Sanjay Raut has not been brought in the courtroom yet. On reaching the court premises, the MP raised his hands and said "Jai Maharashtra".
Aug 01, 2022 13:54 (IST)
Live Updates: Uddhav Thackeray Meets Sanjay Raut's Family Hours After His Arrest
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday met with family members of party leader Sanjay Raut, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, in suburban Mumbai. Mr Thackeray went to Mr Raut's residence in suburban Bhandup in a car. Mr Raut and Mr Thackeray are known to share a close bond. The ED is expected to produce Mr Raut in court shortly. (PTI)

Aug 01, 2022 12:56 (IST)
Live Updates: Uddhav Thackeray To Visit Arrested MP Sanjay Raut's Family Today
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will visit arrested party MP Sanjay Raut's residence today and meet his family. Mr Raut was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate at midnight after hours of questioning in connection with the re-development of a chawl in Mumbai.
Aug 01, 2022 12:52 (IST)
Live Updates: Sanjay Raut Being Taken To JJ Hospital For Check-Up
Arrested Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has come out of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office and his being taken to Mumbai's JJ Hospital for medical check-up. On coming out the ED office, Mr Raut waived at the cameras of journalists.

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