Mamata Banerjee speaks to Sharad Pawar, expresses support after arrest of Nawab Malik

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spoke to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and expressed support after the arrest of Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik in the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim money laundering case.

Earlier in the day, the Enforcement Directorate had arrested NCP leader Malik in connection with a money-laundering probe related to the activities of underworld, fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim. Meanwhile, a meeting of NCP leaders concluded at party president Sharad Pawar’s residence. Pawar had called a meeting after the arrest of party leader Nawab Malik.
Malik was also produced in the special PMLA court in Mumbai today. The ED had also sought 14-day custody of the NCP leader.

According to sources, Malik was not cooperating during the interrogation.

State Congress President Nana Patole called upon all the parties of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) to unite and fight against the central government in support of Malik. He has said that the Congress party is with Malik in this struggle.
He said, “We will collectively fight such acts of suppression of a power-drunken BJP government at the Centre. All this is being done to defame Maharashtra and to gain power in the state. But, in this state The people of K are watching everything and they will teach them a lesson,” Patole said.

Earlier in the day, the ED had summoned Malik in the alleged money laundering case involving underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Last week, the ED on Tuesday raided the residence of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar in Mumbai in connection with the money laundering case. (ANI)

First published:February 23, 2022, 8:19 PM

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