Raut was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on July 31. The court docket additionally granted bail to Sanjay Raut’s good friend and alleged aide businessman Pravin Raut.
At round 5pm, Raut’s authorized group dropped his bail order into the Arthur Highway jail field and at about 6.50pm, the Shiv Sena (UBT) chief stepped out of the jail, the place he had spent greater than three months.
Numerous supporters of the Rajya Sabha member, who had assembled exterior the jail, burst into celebration as quickly as he walked out of the jail and raised slogans hailing him. Firecrackers had been set off close to the jail in central Mumbai by Raut’s supporters.
Sanjay Raut and Pravin Raut had been current in court docket. The defence had denied the allegations of cash laundering.
The ED had alleged that it had been ascertained that Raut and arrested accused, his good friend and businessman Pravin Raut, and HDIL promoters Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan and his son Sarang Wadhawan, conspired collectively and hatched a conspiracy to siphon off cash from the Patra Chawl redevelopment challenge with out finishing the work.
Throughout his remand listening to the ED had alleged that Raut used a further Rs 1.17 crore of proceeds from crime for buying land at Alibaug, whereas his spouse Varsha acquired Rs 1.08 crore into her checking account. Raut additionally acquired Rs 1.06 crore from Pravin Raut, a key accused within the Patra Chawl redevelopment case, the ED advised the court docket. Raut has denied the allegations.
The ED in its chargesheet had stated that in 2006-07, Raut attended conferences, one with officers of Mhada. Thereafter, developer Rakesh Wadhawan by means of Guru Ashish Building Pvt Ltd (GACPL) was introduced into the image to execute the Patra Chawl redevelopment challenge, stated the ED’s supplementary chargesheet.
(With inputs from companies)