The Enforcement Directorate is conducting searches at the residence and offices of Shiv Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik in alleged money laundering case.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday morning raided the residential and office premises of Shiv Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik.
Teams of the probe agency started conducting searches at multiple places associated with Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik in a money laundering case. The ED is, however, yet to confirm the reason if the raids are related to a money laundering case.
“Enforcement Directorate is conducting searches on premises belonging to promoters of security providers, Tops Group, and related members including some politicians. Searches underway at 10 locations across Mumbai and Thane,” news agency ANI quoted sources as saying.
Pratap Sarnaik, Shiv Sena MLA from the Ovala-Majiwada constituency in Thane, was in the news earlier after he demanded that Kangana Ranaut be booked for sedition for comparing Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“MP Sanjay Raut cautioned Kangana in a very mild way. If she comes here then our brave women will not leave without slapping her. I will demand Kangana to be booked for sedition for comparing Mumbai, the city which creates industrialists and film stars, to PoK,” Sarnaik had tweeted in Marathi.
Sarnaik’s comments had come after Ranaut accused Shiv Sena leader Raut of threatening her. Kangana had also claimed, in a tweet, that Mumbai now looks like Pakistan occupied Kashmir to her.
Following his comments, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma had sought the arrest of the Shiv Sena MLA for allegedly threatening Kangana Ranaut.