Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut’s younger brother appears before ED in Khichdi scam

Mumbai, Jan 30 (UNI) Sandeep Raut, the brother of Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut, on Tuesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate officials for his involvement in alleged scam of distribution of khichdi to migrant labourers during the Covid lockdown.

Sanjay Raut dropped his brother, Sandeep Raut, off at the ED office and then left.

Sandeep Raut’s name surfaced in connection with the khichdi scam, alleging funds were received in his account linked to companies implicated in the Rs 6.37 crore khichdi scam contract.

The agency suspects that Sandeep Raut derived benefits from the purported scam.

It is alleged that Sahyadri Refreshment diverted a portion of the payment received from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation into the account of Sanjay Raut’s family members, including his brother Sandeep Raut.

It was claimed that agents connected with politicians exerted influence to secure khichdi contracts from BMC for their associates.

Incidentally, former Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar — a close aide of the Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray family — also appeared before the ED officials following the ED summons in ongoing investigation into an alleged scam related to the purchase of body bags by the BMC during COVID-19 pandemic.

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