PMC Bank Scam Case: ED Asks Sanjay Raut’s Wife to Appear Before Him Today
The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has asked the wife of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, Varsha, to appear before him today in connection with the Punjab Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) scam case.
The ANI news agency reported that this is the third summons sent to the wife of the Sena leader. She had skipped the previous two citations due to poor health, ANI reported.
In September last year, the RBI capped the withdrawal limit and restricted PMC Bank’s activities after an alleged 4,355 million rupee fraud came to light.
Subsequently, the Directorate of Enforcement had seized and identified movable and immovable property worth more than Rs 3,830 million owned by Housing Development Infrastructures Ltd (HDIL) in connection with the case.
Meanwhile, Raut called the summons an act of cowardice.
“Targeting the women of a household is an act of cowardice. We are not afraid of anyone and will respond accordingly. ED needed some documents and we have sent them on time, ”Raut said at a press conference on Monday.
“In the last year, Sharad Pawar, Eknath Khadse and Pratap Sarnaik received notices and now all of you are discussing my name. All of these people are crucial to the formation of the government in Maharashtra. They are pieces of paper, nothing more, “he added.
The Shiv Sena leader also claimed that he has a list of “120 BJP leaders who are in a position to be the subject of an investigation by the ED for money laundering.”
Yuva Sena President and State Minister Aaditya Thackeray called ED’s action “politically motivated.”