Raut a Hardcore Shiv Sainik Who Defied Pressure, Uddhav Says After Meeting Family Members

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In a present of solidarity, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday met with relations of beleaguered occasion chief Sanjay Raut, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a cash laundering case. Thackeray visited Raut’s residence in suburban Bhandup together with occasion MP Arvind Sawant, MLA Ravindra Waikar and Sena chief Milind Narvekar.

At Raut’s residence, the previous chief minister met the arrested Sena MP’s mom, spouse, daughters and different relations. Raut’s mom and spouse had turned emotional whereas he was being taken away by the ED on Sunday.

Later, at a press convention, Thackeray described Raut as an in depth buddy and addressed him by his first title. He additionally hailed him as a “hardcore Shiv Sainik” who didn’t succumb to strain. Taking a dig on the former CM over his gesture, Deepak Kesarkar, the spokesperson of the insurgent Shiv Sena MLAs, welcomed Thackeray visiting the residence of Raut, however stated he didn’t meet different occasion leaders who have been being probed by central companies.

Earlier within the day, Raut’s brother and occasion MLA Sunil Raut had instructed PTI that Thackeray is firmly behind the household of the arrested chief.

The ED had arrested Rajya Sabha MP Raut, a staunch critic of the BJP, in a cash laundering case linked to alleged irregularities within the redevelopment of a Mumbai ‘chawl’ (an outdated row tenement) after conducting a nine-hour search at his residence, throughout which Rs 11.5 lakh in money was seized.

Raut had denied the allegations and stated he was framed owing to political vendetta.

On Monday, the Sena MP was produced earlier than a particular court docket which despatched him the ED custody until August 4.

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