Mumbai (Maharashtra): A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court is likely to hear the bail plea of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday in the money laundering case related to the Patra Chawl Redevelopment scam. Raut is currently in judicial custody till September 19.
Earlier on September 5, a Special PMLA court extended Raut's judicial custody by 14 days till September 19 in connection with the said land scam case.
Raut was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on August 1 in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of the Patra Chawl in suburban Goregaon.
After being in the ED's custody initially, the Shiv Sena leader was sent to judicial custody for 14 days on August 8. On 22 August, a special PMLA court extended Raut's custody till September 5 which has now been further extended till September 19.
ED officials raided the Shiv Sena leader's home on July 31, and after detaining and questioning him for several hours, arrested him on August 1.
(with ANI inputs)