Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik produced before special court after arrest by ED in money laundering case

The ED questioned Malik in a money laundering probe linked to the activities of the Mumbai underworld, fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his aides, officials said.

Published: 23rd February 2022 05:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2022 05:53 PM   |  A+A-

Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik (Photo | PTI)


MUMBAI: Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik was produced before a special court here on Wednesday after the Enforcement Directorate arrested him in a money laundering case probe linked to the activities of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, his aides and the Mumbai underworld.

In the morning, Malik was taken to the ED's office in south Mumbai for questioning and he was later arrested.

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The 62-year-old NCP leader was taken to the state-run J J Hospital in the afternoon for a medical check-up after which he was taken to the sessions court.

Malik, clad in a white kurta, was brought to the courtroom of Special Judge R N Rokade, designated to hear matters related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), at 4.50 pm and was made to stand in the witness box.

When the judge asked him if he had any grievances, Malik said the ED officials came to his house in the morning and took him to their office.

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“In the office, they (ED) made me sign a document which they later said was the summons,” the minister told the court.

Further proceedings are on.


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