The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail for two months to former Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on medical grounds in a money laundering case.
Malik had moved the top court against the Bombay High Court’s July 13 order denying him bail on medical grounds in the case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
A bench of justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M. Trivedi noted that Malik is in the hospital for kidney disease and other ailments.
”We are passing the order strictly on medical conditions and have not entered into the merits of the case,” the bench said.
The ED had arrested Malik in February 2022 in a case allegedly linked to the activities of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his associates.
Opposition NCP, led by Sharad Pawar, welcomed bail granted to party MLA Nawab Malik by the Supreme Court.
The Bombay High Court had previously rejected a plea by Malik seeking bail on health grounds in a money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).