Sanjay Raut, a Shiv Sena legislator who was detained by the ED late on Sunday in connection with a money laundering investigation, was remanded in custody by the federal agency on Monday for three days.
The eight-day request from the ED to have them in his custody was rejected by MG Deshpande, the special Mumbai judge assigned to hear cases filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
According to the CBI, its investigation has thus far revealed that around 100 crore rupees were transferred from HDIL to Pravin Raut’s account, who was detained in the case on February 2.
He noted that such a lengthy custodial interrogation wasn’t necessary to investigate the money trail connected to his wife Varsha, which the court said can be investigated through bank statements. Sanjay Raut was kept in the care of the ED by Deshpande until August 4.
Sanjay Raut was detained in connection with the money laundering case filed relating the Patra Chawl redevelopment project after being interrogated for more than eight hours at his Bhandup property. During a search, ED also took $11.50 lakh from the residence.