Recently, the Bombay High Court granted protection from coercive action to Purvesh Sarnaik. Purvesh Sarnaik is the son of Pratap Sarnaik, a Shiv Sena MLA. Purvesh Sarnaik is involved in a case of money laundering, which is under the investigation of the Enforcement Directorate.
A Division Bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale was hearing a criminal writ petition filed by Pratap Singh, his sons Vihang and Purvesh, and his brother-in-law Yogesh Chandegala.
Currently, the ED is probing Topsgrup, which is one of India’s largest leading Services groups, providing a broad range of people and support services. The ED is also probing the promoter of the aforementioned organization, Rahul Nanda and Sena MLA Sarna-in under PMLA.
The Bench took cognizance of the fact that the other three had been granted interim protection and thus it would be unfair to not do the same for the fourth petitioner.
The High Court noted,“Such protection is subject to his cooperation with the probe”