A special court on Monday extended the judicial custody of Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut in a money laundering case concerning Patra Chawl till Sep 5.
The Rajya Sabha MP was arrested on Aug 1.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has alleged that Raut had received part of the proceeds of crime in the redevelopment project in Goregaon that did not materialize.
It has been alleged that Pravin Raut, the frontman of the MP Sanjay Raut in the case, and also one of the directors of the company (Guruashish Constructions Pvt Ltd.) that was in charge of the redevelopment project, had transferred some amounts to Sanjay Raut and his wife from Rs. 112 crores that he had benefited from the fraud.
Sanjay Raut had been in the ED's custodial interrogation till Aug 8, after which the agency had requested the court to place him in judicial custody. It had told the court that he is influential and may tamper with evidence if released.