Maharashtra cabinet minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate after an 8-hour long interrogation. Nawab Malik is now being taken by ED officials for a medical checkup at JJ Hospital in Mumbai. After the medical checkup, he will be produced in the PMLA court. Let us tell you that a team of ED reached Nawab Malik’s house in Kurla early this morning and after that Nawab Malik came with them to ED office. Nawab Malik was questioned by ED officials from 7:45 am. When the ED officials came down from the office with Nawab Malik, Malik’s fist was clenched. During this, he said, “Have been arrested, but won’t be scared. We will fight and win.”
Nawab Malik has been continuously exposing the Divisional Director of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Mumbai Sameer Wankhede and his family. Aryan Khan was arrested on 2 October 2021 and got bail after 26 days on 28 October. During this the whole matter went through many dramatic phases. Malik has played an important role in this. He made many allegations from the birth of Sameer Wankhede to his marriage-related facts and even his family, due to which investigation is going on against Sameer Wankhede. Later he was also removed from NCB.
After Aryan Khan’s release, Malik’s tweet ‘Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost’ caught everyone’s attention and on November 1, he posted a picture of former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis’ wife with Jaideep Rana and wrote, “Let’s discuss BJP’s relationships with drugs paddlers.”
Malik’s name came first in the evidence collected by the ED in the hawala case. In November 2021, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis disclosed about Nawab Malik. Fadnavis had said that Nawab Malik had bought land in Mumbai from Dawood’s close friends. One of them was involved in the Mumbai blasts. He had alleged that Nawab Malik had a business partnership with Salim Patel, a close aide of Shaha Wali Khan and Haseena Parkar, who is serving life term in the blasts.
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday arrested Iqbal Kaskar, brother of mafia gangster Dawood Ibrahim, from Thane jail in Maharashtra. The ED has registered a money laundering case against Dawood and his associates. Iqbal Kaskar is being interrogated in the same case. According to media reports, Iqbal Kaskar had also named Nawab Malik, after which the ED team is interrogating him. Earlier, the ED told the special court that Iqbal Kaskar used to extort ransom from celebrities and builders by using his brother Dawood Ibrahim’s image as a global terrorist.