Officials from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted searches at Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s residence for his alleged connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case on Sunday morning.
The Rajya Sabha MP, who is in the Uddhav Thackeray camp, alleged that he was being targeted due to political vendetta.
The searches follow multiple summons issued by the ED against Raut, the latest being on July 27, news agency ANI reported.
Raut was summoned for questioning by the ED in a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the re-development of a Mumbai ‘chawl’ and related transactions involving his wife and ‘associates’.
“I have nothing to do with any scam. I am saying this by taking the oath of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray. Balasaheb taught us to fight and I will continue to fight for Shiv Sena,” Raut tweeted.
“False action, false evidence…I will not leave Shiv Sena…Even if I die, I will not surrender…,he said.