Nawab Malik, the second one Maharashtra Minister to be arrested via a central probe company in 4 months, faces fees associated with a land deal related to fugitive terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. The Enforcement Directorate claims Nawab Malik grabbed assets in Mumbai’s Kurla value Rs 300 crore via paying simply Rs 55 lakh in 2005, with the assistance of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar, and two friends.
Previous this month, the Nationwide Investigation Company registered a case in opposition to Dawood Ibrahim and his friends for alleged terror financing via hawala networks. There being no First Data Document within the land grasp factor, the Enforcement Directorate took observe of this situation and initiated a cash laundering probe.
The company says a Dawood Ibrahim affiliate, Salim Patel, had taken keep watch over of the Kurla assets from its authentic homeowners via Energy of Lawyer in 1999. One portion of this assets used to be transferred to Nawab Malik and the opposite to Haseena Parkar. Later, in 2005, Nawab Malik paid Rs 55 lakh to Dawood Ibrahim’s sister and acquired all of the assets, which is how he aided within the financing of Dawood Ibrahim’s gang, the company claims.
The Enforcement Directorate is investigating money-laundering related to the underworld and had just lately performed more than one raids but even so submitting circumstances in opposition to the underworld. Iqbal Kaskar, Dawood Ibrahim’s brother, used to be arrested within the case ultimate week.
Some proof confirmed transactions between Nawab Malik and co-workers of Dawood Ibrahim, mentioned Enforcement Directorate resources.
The company had searched Nawab Malik’s place of abode in brief ahead of taking him to its south Mumbai place of job. The minister used to be arrested after over 5 hours of wondering.
“He gave evasive replies and didn’t cooperate with us,” mentioned an reliable.
Nawab Malik, a five-time MLA, is the nationwide spokesperson of Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Birthday celebration (NCP), which is part of Maharashtra’s Shiv Sena-led executive. He’s the minister in control of minority affairs.
He is likely one of the maximum vocal critics of the BJP and in fresh months, was the face of the opposition’s allegations on the Centre over the medication arrest of star Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan via the Narcotics Keep an eye on Bureau.
Reacting to the Enforcement Directorate’s transfer, Sharad Pawar mentioned, “Which case have they dug up? It’s easy. They take the identify of Dawood, particularly if there’s a Muslim activist (in opposition to whom a case is dug up)…There is not any relation (between the activist involved and underworld), however it’s achieved.”
Closing week, the Enforcement Directorate had carried out raids on the house of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister in Mumbai within the cash laundering case. The company had additionally puzzled Dawood’s nephew and Parkar’s son Alishah Parkar and Chota Shakeel’s henchman, Salim Qureshi, additionally Salim Fruit.