Enforcement Directorate officials have raided premises linked to Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik in Maharashtra in connection with a money-laundering case.

Sources in the central agency said searches are being conducted 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 told news agency Press Trust of India.

Incidentally, Pratap Sarnaik was the one who proposed breach of privilege motion against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, and asked for reinvestigation of the Anvay Naik suicide case.

The Shiv Sena has slammed the ED action.

Sena's Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said, "This methodology of misusing ED, IT, CBI has been used by central government to silence opponents just so many times that even people can see through the vendetta. ED is reduced to only enforcing centre's whims and fancies. Our resolve to fight back only gets stronger. Bring it on."