- The searches came about at 10 areas linked to the Shiv Sena MLA
- His son Vihang Sarnaik was taken by probe company for questioning
- The Enforcement Directorate handles monetary crimes
Mumbai/ New Delhi:
The houses and properties of Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik have been raided by the Enforcement Directorate as we speak and his son Vihang Sarnaik was taken away for questioning amid experiences of his imminent arrest.
The MLA and his son are reportedly being investigated in a money-laundering case.
Vihang Sarnaik was taken by the Enforcement Directorate to one in all his father’s houses in Mumbai, sources stated.
The searches came about at 10 areas linked to the Shiv Sena MLA in Thane and Mumbai. “The searches are being conducted on the Tops group (a company in the business of providing security) promoters and related people, including some politicians,” Press Trust of India quoted its sources as saying.
The Enforcement Directorate, which handles monetary crimes, is investigating money-laundering costs towards Pratap Sarnaik; his social gathering Shiv Sena, which heads the Maharashtra coalition authorities, has accused the ruling BJP on the centre of utilizing the probe company to focus on him.
Sena MP and chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut, with out naming the BJP, stated the social gathering ought to overlook the dream of coming to energy in Maharashtra for the subsequent 25 years, “no matter how much pressure it exerts or spreads terror through agencies”.
“If you have begun today, we know how to end it,” he stated.
According to Mr Raut, the MLA’s properties have been raided when he was not at residence. “You want to mentally harass the people related to the (state) government. These actions will backfire on you. And I think that time is nearing,” he stated.
Pratap Sarnaik was outstanding among the many Shiv Sena leaders who demanded sedition costs towards actor Kangana Ranaut for her “Mumbai-PoK” remarks whereas alleging she felt unsafe within the metropolis due to what she alleged was poor police dealing with of the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
The Shiv Sena ended its long-term ties with the BJP final yr after a dispute over power-sharing in Maharashtra. The Sena got here to energy within the state in an alliance with ideological rivals NCP and Congress. “Be it the CBI or ED, our government, MLAs and leaders will not surrender to anyone no matter what. We will keep fighting,” Mr Raut stated.