ED Seizes Pakistani National's Credit Card From Premises Of Money Laundering Accused Shiv Sena MLA Pratap SarnaikPratap Sarnaik with Uddhav Thackeray (Facebook)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has recovered a Pakistani national’s credit card from Shivsena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s premises, News18 reports. The card is stated to be to be registered on the address of the legislator.

The agency has sought the credit card’s statement from Sarnaik. ED has even written to the concerned bank and asked for the details of the account.

Sarnaik is an MLA from the Ovala-Majiwada Vidhan Sabha Constituency. He has been under the ED’s radar with relation to a money laundering case as multiple raids have been conducted in the 56-year-old’s house and official residences. Sarnaik was an auto-rickshaw driver more than two decades ago. However, he has now become a real-estate baron with a reported net worth of Rs 144 crore.

The ED has alleged that the leader from Shivsena secured kickbacks amounting more than Rs 7 crore enabling security service provider Topsgrup’s Rs 175 crore worth contract with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

He was quizzed for more than six hours regarding this deal at the law enforcement agency’s office at Ballard Estate a few days ago.

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