Devendra Fadnavis, the former Maharashtra Chief Minister who promised a post-Diwali “probe” on state Minister Nawab Malik, kept his word today.
In a press conference, the BJP leader reiterated his prior claim that Mr Malik has criminal ties and offered what he terms “evidence” of the link.
“I had stated that I will reveal something after Diwali. Obtaining paperwork takes some time. I’m not narrating a script by Salim Javed… This isn’t a photo of the intermission, but “The BJP leader got things started.
Mr Fadnavis claims that Nawab Malik made a real estate deal with an underworld figure convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bombings.
“On LBS Road in Kurla, there is a 2.80 acre plot known as Goawala complex. Solidus Investments Private Limited is the registered owner of this plot. This firm has ties to Nawab Malik’s family. He worked for the corporation as well, but resigned after becoming a minister. This plot was purchased for Rs. 30 lakh from mafia figures. Only a sum of 20 lakh was paid “Mr. Fadnavis made the claim.
“My question is if you were a minister at the time this transaction was made. Salim Patel is a name you may not be familiar with. Why did you purchase land from convicted felons? Why did they sell a three-acre plot on LBS road for a whopping 30 lakh? “He inquired.
Salim Patel is Dawood Ibrahim’s aide and was Haseena Parkar’s (Dawood’s sister) driver. Haseena Parkar purchased the assets through Salim Patel after Dawood escaped. The bombings in Mumbai in 1993 were masterminded by Dawood Ibrahim.
“This is an open portal to the underworld. You’re doing business with the people who brought the RDX, the people who plotted the bombings? All of this would be sent to the appropriate authorities, as well as to Sharad Pawar, so that he is aware of what his Minister has done “Mr. Fadnavis stated.
Nawab Malik had previously claimed that Devendra Fadnavis had starred in a music video funded by a drug pusher currently doing time in prison. Mr Fadnavis’ remark at the time was “laughable.”
Mr Malik, according to the BJP politician, was merely attempting to exert pressure on the Narcotics Control Bureau, or NCB, to have the anti-drugs agency lower the charge sheet against his son-in-law.
Sameer Khan, the son-in-law of a Maharashtra cabinet minister, was arrested by the NCB earlier this year in a drugs case and later given bail by a court.
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