- ED issued third summon to Sanjay Raut’s wife in PMC Bank scam case
- Varsha Raut had already skipped two summons from ED citing ill health
- Varsha Raut has sought time to appear before ED until 5th January
Wife of senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, Varsha Raut, will not appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday who summoned her in connection with the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank scam case.
Varsha Raut has sought time from the ED until the 5th of January for appearing before it.
The probe agency has summoned Varsha Raut for questioning under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, also known as PMLA.
The Enforcement Directorate had earlier asked Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha to appear before it today which was the third summon raised to the wide of the Shiv Sena leader, as per reports.
She had already skipped the earlier 2 summons citing health issues.
Talking on the summons issued for his wife by the ED, on the 28th of December, Sanjay Raut said, “we are not scared of anyone and will respond accordingly”.
While addressing the reporters, Sanjay Raut said, “Targeting women of a household is an act of cowardice.
“We are not scared of anyone and will respond accordingly.
“ED needed some papers and we have submitted them in time,” Raut added.
Commenting on the names of the other state leaders who have also been sent notices by the ED, Sanjay Raut said, “In the last one year, Sharad Pawar, Eknath Khadse and Pratap Sarnaik got notices and now you all are discussing my name.”
Sanjay Raut added, “All these people are crucial for government formation in Maharashtra. These are pieces of paper, nothing else.”
Raut said, during the correspondence, all the details in regards to this load had already been submitted to the probe agency.
Back in September 2019, the Reserve Bank of India had capped the withdrawal limit for the account holder with PMC Bank and also restricted the activities of the PMC Bank after an alleged fraud of ₹ 4,355 crore surfaced. Later the Enforcement Directorate identified and seized both the movable and also the immovable assets worth more than ₹3,830 crore owned by the Housing Development Infrastructures Ltd (HDIL) in connection with this PMC Bank Scam case.