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ED summons Sanjay Raut’s wife for political reasons: Aaditya Thackeray | India News

MUMBAI: Yuva Sena President and Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Monday called the subpoena issued by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) to the wife of Shiv Sena deputy Sanjay Raut as “politically motivated”.
The DE summoned Varsha Raut for questioning in the PMC Bank money laundering case on Dec. 29, officials said Sunday.
“ED’s move is politically motivated. We are not afraid. The MVA (Maha Vikas Aghadi) government is stable,” Aaditya, son of Maharashtra’s chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, told reporters when asked about the subpoena. by ED.
Officials with the Emergency Department had said that Varsha Raut had been asked to appear before the federal agency in Mumbai. This is the third summons sent to him after he skipped the previous two for health reasons, they said.
The summons for the interrogation has been issued by virtue of the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The ED wants to question Varsha Raut regarding the “receipt” of some funds that were allegedly diverted from the bank, official sources said.
The DE had filed a PMLA case to investigate alleged loan fraud at the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) in October last year against Housing Development Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL), its promoters Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan and his son Sarang Wadhawan . its former president Waryam Singh and former managing director Joy Thomas.

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