Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut got bail, released from jail after three months

Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has come out of jail after getting bail from the court in the money laundering case. He was granted bail by the court today. Sanjay Rawat, who was arrested by the ED on August 1, got bail three months later. Sanjay Rawat got bail on bond of 2 lakhs. A stay on the decision was sought from the ED. But the court rejected the demand. ED sought time to appeal against the court’s decision, which the court did not accept. The court also reprimanded the agency for arresting the Shiv Sena leader.
Notably, as soon as the court announced the bail to Sanjay Rawat, his supporters clapped. On October 21, the court had reserved its decision after hearing the arguments of the parties on the bail application. Sanjay Rawat was given a warm welcome by the workers after leaving the jail. He is expected to visit the Siddhi Vinayak temple first, after which he will reach Matushree.
According to news agency PTI, the ED had claimed in the court that Sanjay Rawat had received Rs 3.27 crore from the proceeds of the crime so far. The ED had this year arrested Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Rawat for his alleged role in financial irregularities in the reconstruction of Patrachal in suburban Goregaon area. He was sent to judicial custody by the court, and is currently lodged in Arthur Road Jail in central Mumbai. He had applied for bail last month, which was opposed by the ED.
Siddharth Nagar, popularly known as Patra Chal, is spread over 47 acres in suburban Goregaon and has 672 tenant families. The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) in 2008 awarded the contract for the reconstruction of the stretch to Guru Ashish Construction Private Limited (GACPL), a subsidiary of Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL). is a subsidiary of GACPL was to construct 672 flats for tenants and some flats for MHADA. The rest of the land was free to sell to private developers.


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