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All the accused in the Patra Chawl case, including Sanjay Raut, are now due to appear before Special Judge RN Rokde on December 9 for framing charges against them.


Mumbai,UPDATED: 10 Nov 2022 11:19 IST

Sanjay Raut pays tribute at the Balasaheb Thackeray Memorial in Shivaji Park after his release from the Arthur Road Jail. (Photo: PTI)

By Vidya : While the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) plea to delay the effect of Sanjay Raut’s bail order by which the PMLA special court released the Shiv Sena MP from prison, the Mumbai court noted an order from the Bombay Supreme Court and said that a “The trial judge has no power under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to suspend the execution of his bail order.”

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After the special court granted bail to Sanjay Raut and his assistant Pravin Raut in the Rs 1,000 crore Patra Chawl scam, the ED immediately filed an application requesting that the order “become effective from November 16, 2022”.

During the pleadings, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, who represented the ED, requested the court that, if not within a week, the injunction could be put into effect after at least two days so that the agency would be able to go to the Supreme Court. to step.

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However, Special Judge MG Deshpande said that “after considering every ground put forward by the parties with legal aspects necessary to rule the same. Therefore, after extensive discussion, this court came to the conclusion to grant bail, in view of the unlawful arrest of both accused. for a dispute which is purely of a civil nature. Bail always pertains to the valuable question of a person’s liberty.”

Since the agency had made it clear that it would move the Bombay Supreme Court, Judge Deshpande said in his order: “If the Supreme Court quashes the order in question, both accused will certainly resume prison without hesitation.”

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Sanjay Raut was arrested by the ED on August 1, in an alleged money laundering case. After serving three months in prison, Raut walked out of prison because no reprieve was granted by the trial judge and the Supreme Court.


In addition, since Sanjay Raut is a sitting Rajya Sabha MP, Judge Deshpande has transferred the Patra Chawl case to another designated court that is investigating the case of elected representatives.

All suspects in the case are now due to appear before Special Judge RN Rokde on December 9 for drafting charges against them.


The conditions imposed by the court in granting bail were that the accused had to carry out a personal bail of Rs 2,000,000 with one or two sureties of the same amount. “Both accused will undertake not to pressure any witnesses to the prosecution and not to engage in any activity detrimental to the interest of this case of ED. Both accused will undertake to disclose important dates regarding not to skip important stages in the trial i.e. framing of the charges, recording of evidence, etc. Both accused will not leave India without the prior approval of the court,” the judge said.

The court converted the personal bail into a two-month bond.

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