A Special Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA) court sends Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik to Enforcement Directorate custody till 3rd March, in connection with Dawood Ibrahim money laundering case.
“The court will hear tomorrow our applications seeking permission to allow Nawab Malik to carry his medicines and get food from his home during his custody, and the presence of lawyers during his custodial interrogation,” said Tariq Sayyed, Nawab Malik’s lawyer.
Earlier, ED had sought 14-day custody of the NCP leader from the court. He was arrested today by Enforcement Directorate.
According to the sources, Malik was not cooperating during the questioning. Soon after his arrest, the leader said that he is not scared and will fight and win.
ED had earlier today summoned Malik in connection with an alleged money laundering case related to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Last week, the ED on Tuesday conducted raids at the residence of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar in Mumbai in connection with the money laundering case.
Searches were carried out by the ED at several places linked to people associated with the underworld in Mumbai, informed sources said on Tuesday. The ED had also conducted searches at 10 different locations related to late Haseena Parkar, sister of Dawood Ibrahim, in Nagpada.
The agency had also questioned Dawood’s nephew and Parkar’s son Alishah Parkar and Chota Shakeel’s henchman Salim Qureshi aka Salim Fruits.