Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Monday that his wife Varsha was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in the PMC bank money laundering case.
“It is cowardice to target women at home. We are not afraid of anyone and will react accordingly. The ED needed some papers and we have submitted them on time.
The Shiv Sena leader listed the names of other state leaders, including NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who were sent notices by the agency.
“In the last one year, Sharad Pawar, Eknath Khadse, and Pratap Sarnaik received a notice and now all of you are discussing my name. All these people are important to form government in Maharashtra. These are pieces of paper, nothing else,” he said.
Targetting 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: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut https://t.co/HmYP2Fua9Y
— ANI (@ANI) December 28, 2020
Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena leader, was asked to appear before the federal agency for questioning in the case on Sunday, December 29. The ED called him in connection with the “receipt” of some funds allegedly snatched from the bank.
This was the third time when Varsha was summoned by the ED for interrogation. Earlier, she had skipped two ED notices, citing health issues.