Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has warned BJP leaders of legal action against linking his family’s name to the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank scam case and Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) scam and alleged that the BJP is misusing the Central agencies.
Raut’s statement comes after BJP MP Kirit Somaiya said the Raut family was running away from the probe. He further alleged that investigation into crores of rupees worth of transactions between PMC Bank, HDIL, Pravin Raut family, and Sanjay Raut’s family was being carried out by the agency.
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“My family’s name is mischievously being linked to PMC and HDIL scam. I challenge them to prove it or face legal action. Enough is enough,”
On Monday, Raut in a press conference termed the ED summon an “act of cowardice”. We are not scared of anyone and will respond accordingly, Raut told reporters.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday issued a fresh summon to Raut’s wife Varsha Raut asking her to join the investigation on January 5, 2021, in connection with the PMC Bank scam case.
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Varsha Raut did not appear before ED today for questioning into the matter. She had sought time from the agency till January 5, 2021.
Sources told news agency ANI that this was the third summons sent to the Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP’s wife. She has already skipped two summons citing poor health.
In September last year, the RBI had capped the withdrawal limit and restricted the activities of the PMC Bank after an alleged fraud of Rs 4,355 crores came to light after which the ED seized and identified movable and immovable assets worth more than Rs 3,830 crores owned by HDIL in connection with the case.
Source: Times Now