ED Chargesheets Packed In Metal Trunk Box Against Nawab Malik

Story Highlights
  • ED submited around 5000-page chargesheet against Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik in Special PMLA court.
  • Nawab Malik is currently in judicial custody.
  • The federal agency has accused Malik of being part of an alleged conspiracy to usurp a property in Mumbai’s Kurla area.

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday submitted a chargesheet against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik in connection with the money laundering case in a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Thursday. The charge sheet contained 5000-pages, which included statements of witnesses and other documentary evidence. The ED investigated Malik in the money laundering case it has registered against fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

Malik had financial transactions with Dawood’s late sister Haseena Parkar over two decades ago. The ED arrested Malik in the case on February 23rd and he is in jail custody. Last week, the ED has provisionally attached properties of Malik and his kin, which include premises of the Goawala Building along with a commercial unit and three flats at Kurla (West), two flats at Bandra West, 147 acres of agricultural land in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra.

The ED’s money laundering case is based on an FIR registered by the National Investigation Agency against Dawood gang for spreading terror in India and an extortion FIR registered by Thane police in 2018 against Iqbal Kaskar along with his associates. The ED alleged that Malik paid money to Dawood’s late sister Haseena Parkar to purchase Goawala Building compound in Kurla West over two decades ago.

The ED alleged that by paying money to Parkar, Malik had helped the Dawood gang. Last week, the ED filed a chargesheet against Dawood’s brother labal Kaskar and his associate in the same case. The ED said that after his deportation to India in 2003, lgbal Kaskar had started extorting money from builders and celebrities. It is alleged that Kaskar was using his henchmen to threaten his victims and had “collected money on behalf of Dawood”

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