Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik has been sent to judicial custody till March 21 on Monday by Special PMLA court in Mumbai. The leader was arrested by Enforcement Department (ED) on February 23 in connection with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim money laundering case.
Earlier, the Special PMLA court extended the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody of Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik till March 7 in connection with Dawood Ibrahim money laundering case.
Dawood Ibrahim money laundering case | Maharashtra Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by Special PMLA court in Mumbai.
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Defence lawyer Amit Desai hitting out at the ED, argued in the court that the agency has said today that the “terror funding” by the Minister to Haseena Parkar was ₹5 lakh as against ₹55 lakh in the first application, which was due to a “typing error”.
“On the front page of today’s remand application, it is written that it is a continuation of the previous remand application. The last time the ED told the court that there was a connection between Nawab Malik and the underworld gang. It was said that he had an active involvement in terror funding,” he said.
“It was called a terror fund by accusing him of funding Haseena Parkar ₹55 lakh. But today ED says that last time ₹55 lakh was a typing mistake and it is only ₹5 lakh, but on the basis of this application, he was sent to ED’s custody,” the lawyer said.