Maharashtra BJP is set to hold a state-wide protest today to demand the resignation of state Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik, who has been remanded to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till March 3 in a money laundering case linked to the activities of the Mumbai underworld.
Commenting on it, Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadanvis alleged that Nawab Malik purchased land worth crores with the help of the underworld Dawood Ibrahim.
A case has been also registered against the BJP leader Mohit Kamboj at the Santacruz Police station in Mumbai on charges of violating the Arms Act, including violating the COVID-19 rules, on Wednesday.
Mumbai police filed an FIR against Kamboj for celebrating with a sword in public after the arrest of the NCP Nawab Malik.
Speaking to reporters, the BJP leader said that on orders of the state government, the police have forcibly registered this case against him.
“After a detailed investigation in this matter, the ED court has sentenced him (Nawab Malik) to ED custody until March 3. If politicians will be in direct contact with the underworld, then ED will have to do such investigations. All political parties should support this,” he said.
Further, he claimed that terror funding of Dawood Ibrahim was done inside India through such deals.
The Special PMLA court in Mumbai on Wednesday sent Nawab Malik to Enforcement Directorate custody till March 3 in connection with Dawood Ibrahim’s money laundering case.
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.
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.
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