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…