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Sena MP Raut levels fresh allegations against BJP’s Kirit Somaiya | Mumbai news

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Sena MP Raut levels fresh allegations against BJP’s Kirit Somaiya | Mumbai news

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Mumbai: Shiv Sena Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut on Monday alleged that an NGO Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya’s family runs received donations from companies facing probes by central investigating agencies and that the Mumbai Police’s Economic Offences Wing will probe them.

Somaiya has not reacted to fresh allegations even as his wife, Medha, filed a police complaint accusing Raut of “character assassination”.

In a series of tweets, Raut said the Enforcement Directorate (ED), in 2016, probed the allegations Somaiya levelled against a company in 2013-14. He added in 2018-19, the company made a “huge” donation to Yuvak Pratisthan, the NGO. He asked if it was “extortion” or money laundering.

“The private trust of the Somaiya family, Yuvak Pratisthan, is getting crores of donations from several companies and it needs to be investigated properly as some companies and builders have been raided by the central agencies. What are these links and how did the Somaiya family trust get crores from them? These are suspicious transactions. The matter is with the charity commissioner and Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai police,” Raut said.

He earlier accused Somaiya of misappropriating funds collected to save decommissioned INS Vikrant from getting scrapped. Raut also accused him of being involved in a scam in the construction of toilets by the NGO. He claimed to have evidence of donations received by the NGO when Devendra Fadnavis was the…

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