Sanjay Raut gets bail

A special PMLA Court today has granted bail to Sanjay Raut, Rajya Sabha MP and leader of Uddhav Thackeray faction of Shiv Sena in a money laundering case.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Rajya Sabha member Raut in July this year for his alleged role in financial irregularities in connection with the redevelopment of the Patra Chawl (row tenement) in suburban Goregaon.

He is currently in judicial custody and lodged at the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai.

Raut had in his bail plea claimed the case against him was a perfect example of “abuse of power” and “political vendetta”.

The ED had opposed Raut’s plea, saying he played a major role in the money laundering case related to the Patra Chawl redevelopment and acted “behind the curtains” to avoid the money trail.