Earlier, the court had arrested Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on March 7 in a money laundering case involving underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. was extended to Malik was arrested by the ED on remand till March 3.
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ED has got details of benami investment of Nawab Malik in some real estate projects. The ED had arrested Dawood’s brother Iqbal Kaskar on February 18 in this case. Chhota Shakeel’s aide Salim Qureshi was also questioned in this case. On 3 February, the NIA had received information that Dawood Ibrahim was raising terror funds and working with Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed (Kheet) and Al Qaeda (AD). He was controlling criminal activities in India through close associates.
ED had registered a case of PMLA against Dawood. Another case was registered against his brother Iqbal Kaskar, Iqbal Kashka, Iqbal Mirchi and 19 others. Later both the cases were merged by the ED. The central probe agency conducted nine raids and recovered incriminating documents from the premises of Dawood’s aide.