On Thursday, Sanjay Raut, the head of the Shiv Sena, will be released from the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) custody and brought before a special court. After the ED claimed that it had discovered that Raut and his family had received $1.06 crore in "tainted money" via his "front man," Pravin Raut, who had already been detained in the case, the court remanded Raut into the custody of the agency on Monday.
In conjunction with the money laundering case filed in connection with the Patra Chawl reconstruction project, ED detained Sanjay Raut late on Sunday night. ED's attorney Hiten Venegaonkar informed the court on Monday that Raut and his family were the direct beneficiaries of the $1.06 million of the $112 million that Pravin Raut earned from the real estate firm Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL).
Varsha Raut, Sanjay Raut's wife, received 13.94 lakh of this as profits on her investment of 5,625 in Avani Infrastructure, a company registered in Madhuri Raut, Pravin Raut's wife.
The case that the ED has brought against Pravin Raut is based on the one that was filed in March 2018 against the promoters of HDIL, Rakesh Wadhawan and his son Sarang Wadhawan, as well as Guruashish Construction Pvt Ltd, a division of HDIL that was responsible for the redevelopment of Patra Chawl in Goregaon, and its director.