The Enforcement Directorate raided premises linked to Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik in Maharashtra in connection with a money-laundering case, official sources said.
They said the searches are being conducted by the central agency at 10 locations linked to Sarnaik in Thane and Mumbai under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
“The searches are being conducted on the Tops group (a company in the business of providing security) promoters and related people, including some politicians,” an official source said.
Sarnaik represents the Ovala-Maijwada constituency in the Maharashtra legislative assembly.
Incidentally, Sarnaik had moved a breach of privilege motion against Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on September 16, for allegedly using derogatory language against chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar for their alleged inaction in the actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Sarnaik has also been vocal about state govt pursuing Anvay Naik suicide case against Goswami. Meanwhile , Enforcement Directorate officials has detained Pratap Sarnaik’s son Vihang Sarnaik