Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a cash laundering case, advised a particular court docket right here on Thursday that the central company kept him in a windowless room throughout his detention. and had no air flow. On Thursday, Raut advised this to Justice MG Deshpande of the particular court docket assigned to listen to instances associated to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). the The court extended Raut’s ED custody till August 8.
The ED arrested the Sena MP on Sunday midnight in reference to the alleged monetary irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra ‘Chawl’ (outdated row home) in suburban Goregaon and associated monetary property transactions involving his spouse and alleged associates.
The court docket remanded him in ED custody until August 4 on Monday. At the finish of his detention, the company produced him in the particular court docket on Thursday, which prolonged his ED custody.
During the listening to, when the court docket requested Raut if he had any grievance towards the ED, he mentioned there was nothing particular. However, I added that the room the place he was kept had no window and no air flow.
The court docket then sought a proof from the investigating company.
Special public prosecutor Hiten Venegaokar, showing for the ED, mentioned Raut was kept in an air-conditioned room and therefore there was no window. Raut later mentioned that though the AC system is in place there, he can not use it on account of his well being situation.
The ED then assured the court docket that he can be kept in a room with correct air flow.
The ED advised the court docket on Monday that Raut and his household acquired “proceeds of crime” price over Rs one crore generated from alleged irregularities in the housing redevelopment mission.
The 60-year-old Rajya Sabha member is an in depth affiliate of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray. He can also be the chief spokesperson of the Sena and the government editor of the occasion mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.