Nawab Mallik Sent To Judicial Custody By PMLA Court
- Nawab Mallik sent to judicial custody till March 2021.
- He was arrested in a money laundering case linked with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
- It was said that he had an active involvement in terror funding.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik was sent to judicial custody till March 21 on Monday by Special PMLA court in Mumbai. Nawab Malik was arrested by ED on February 23rd in connection with Dawood Ibrahim’s money laundering case. Earlier, the Special PMLA court extended the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody of Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik till March 7th in connection with Dawood Ibrahim’s money laundering case.
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. 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.