Sanjay Raut claims that ED held him in a room without windows ‘because of the AC’

In connection with the Patra Chawl fraud, in which the agency claimed to have discovered a new trail of millions of dollars, Sanjay Raut’s ED custody was prolonged until August 8.

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Sanjay Raut, a Shiv Sena lawmaker, claimed he was held in a room without a window or ventilation while he was brought before the court on Thursday in connection with the Patra Chawl scandal. Sanjay Raut was detained by ED on Monday after being arrested late on Sunday night.

The 60-year-old leader was kept in a room without windows, and the court demanded an explanation from the ED. The room doesn’t have a window, according to the public prosecutor, because it has an air conditioner. Sanjay Raut said that his health prevented him from using the air conditioner. The organisation then gave him the assurance that he would be housed in a room with adequate ventilation.

Sanjay Raut was presented to the court by the ED, which claimed to have discovered additional evidence of crores worth of cash transactions.

Sanjay Raut’s custody was sought by the agency until August 10. His custody was extended by the court until August 8.

Prior to now, the ED had asserted that Sanjay Raut and his family were the direct recipients of the ₹1.06 crore of the ₹112 crore that Pravin Raut had received from the housing developer Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited. 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.

Ranjit Sangle, Swapna Patkar’s attorney, informed the court that his client had received threats. Swapna Patkar’s attorney stated that Sanjay Raut is powerful as the court questioned how he could threaten him while in detention.

One of the key witnesses in the case and a former friend of Raut is Swapna Patkar. From 2009 through 2014, Patkar wrote columns for Saamana, the Shiv Sena’s newspaper of record.

Sanjay Raut is a political figure, and anyone can move the court while it is hearing another matter, the judge stated in response to Swapna Patkar’s attorney’s intervention, “This is not maintainable.” The court informed the attorney that it does not need any additional information regarding the threat because ED has already brought it up.

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