NEW DELHI: A day after Uddhav Thackeray resigned as chief minister of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut announced on Thursday that he would join the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) investigation into a case involving the Rs 1,034 billion Patra Chawl land scam and the prevention of money laundering.
After receiving a second summons on Wednesday, Raut made the decision to join the investigation on July 1. He stayed out of the investigation and avoided questioning on Monday. He had said he wouldn't join the investigation and had dared the anti-money laundering agency to detain him.
Avinash Bhosale, a businessman from Pune, was arrested by the ED on Monday in connection with the DHFL Yes Bank scam. Sources had said that they wanted to grill Raut in this matter too. Sources also said that the Patra Chawl case of the Enforcement Directorate was also linked to DHFL case.
Raut noted on Twitter that he was being victimised on the orders of the Center shortly after receiving the summons. The ED attached Raut-related property in April in relation to the land fraud.