Sanjay Raut sent to judicial custody till Aug 22 in Patra Chahwl land scam case

Sanjay Raut was detained by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Patra Chawl case more than a week ago.

Sanjay Raut, a Shiv Sena member, was today ordered to remain in judicial custody until August 22 in connection with a money laundering case involving suspected irregularities in the rehabilitation of a Mumbai “chawl.”

Sanjay Raut, a Shiv Sena MP, was presented before a special court in Mumbai today by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).


After observing that the ED had made “amazing progress” in its investigation into the money laundering case involving the Shiv Sena politician, the court last Thursday prolonged Raut’s ED detention until August 8. The ED subsequently requested an extension of his custody for eight days, claiming to have found a new money trail. In addition to the Rs 1.06 Crore million that had previously come to light, Raut, a Rajya Sabha member, was allegedly determined to be the beneficiary of another Rs 1.17 Crore in criminal gains. In connection with alleged financial irregularities in the rebuilding of the Patra Chawl (row tenement) in suburban Goregaon, the Shiv Sena leader was detained on August 1.