ED attaches Sanjay Raut’s property in Patra Chawl land scam case


In a development that rattled the Maha Vikas Aghadi dispensation, the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday attached properties of journalist-politician Sanjay Raut, the Man Friday of Maharashtra chief minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray. 

Last month, the ED attached properties linked to business entities of Thackeray’s brother-in-law Shridhar Patankar in another case. 

The action against the Shiv Sena trouble-shooter and chief spokesperson was in connection with its probe into the Rs 1,040-crore floor space index (FSI) fraud at Patra Chawl at Goregaon suburbs of Mumbai.

60-year-old Raut, who is in New Delhi to attend the Parliament session, immediately spoke to Thackeray and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, the chief architect of the anti-BJP coalition in Maharashtra.

It may be mentioned, Raut has been in the forefront and had been accusing the BJP-led NDA of misusing central agencies and leaving no chance to target Prime…

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