The woman Varsha Raut, wife of imprisoned Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, left the office of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Saturday night after recording her statement related to Patra Chawl’s alleged redevelopment scam for more than nine hours.
“I answered all the questions ED officials have been asking,” she told reporters as she left.
ED officials have not called her for the time being, she said.
She will not leave the Shiv Sena and will continue to support Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray no matter what, Varsha Raut said.
She appeared before the central agency on Saturday morning in a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra chawl, an old terraced house in a suburb of Goregaon.
The central agency had issued a subpoena to Varsha Raut earlier this week. Accordingly, she reached the ED office at Ballard Estate in south Mumbai at 10:40 am.
She was expected to face her husband Sanjay, who is currently in custody, and some other suspects involved in the case, sources said.
Police personnel had been deployed in large numbers outside the ED office.
Sanjay Raut, a member of Rajya Sabha, was arrested by the ED in the case on August 1. A local court sent him into further custody on Thursday until August 8.
The ED had previously told the court that Sanjay Raut and his family were receiving “crime proceeds” worth more than Rs 1 crore generated from alleged irregularities in the residence’s redevelopment project.
In April, the ED had provisionally seized assets worth more than Rs 11.15 crore from Varsha Raut and two associates of Sanjay Raut as part of the investigation.
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