Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Friday appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) right here to document his assertion in an alleged cash laundering case, and left after greater than ten hours.
He answered all questions, and would seem earlier than the central company once more if summoned, he instructed reporters.
Raut reached the ED workplace at Ballard Property in south Mumbai round 11.30 within the morning, and left round 10 at evening.
“I gave full cooperation and answered all their questions. I’ll seem once more in the event that they name me,” the Rajya Sabha member stated, chatting with the media outdoors.
Earlier, a heavy police power was deployed outdoors the central company’s workplace as a lot of Shiv Sena employees have been current on the spot. Barricades have been positioned on the roads resulting in the workplace.
After his arrival, the Sena MP, sporting a saffron muffler round his neck, waved at his supporters earlier than coming into the workplace along with his lawyer.
Chatting with reporters earlier than going inside, Raut had stated, “I’ll cooperate with the company within the investigation. It had summoned me, they require some data from me and it’s my obligation as a Member of Parliament, a accountable citizen and a frontrunner of a political social gathering to cooperate with them.”
He stated he was “fearless and undaunted” as he had “not executed something incorrect in life”.
When requested whether or not it’s a politically motivated case, Raut stated, “We’ll come to know that later. I believe I’m showing earlier than an company which is impartial, and I’ve full confidence in them.”
The Sena chief had additionally posted a tweet saying, “I will likely be showing earlier than the ED right this moment at 12 midday. I respect the summons issued to me and it is my obligation to co-operate with the investigation companies. I attraction to Shiv Sena employees to not collect on the ED workplace. Don’t fret!”
The ED had summoned the Rajya Sabha member for questioning within the cash laundering probe linked to the re-development of a Mumbai ‘chawl’ (tenement) and associated monetary transactions involving his spouse and mates.
The company had earlier summoned him on June 28. Nevertheless, Raut had termed the ED’s summons as a “conspiracy” to cease him from combating in opposition to the Shiv Sena’s political opponents within the wake of a insurrection by social gathering MLAs, and stated he won’t be able to seem earlier than the company on Tuesday as he needed to attend a gathering in Alibag (Raigad district). The ED then issued a recent summons and requested him to seem earlier than it on Friday.