NCP leader Nawab Malik hospitalised

Mumbai, 3/5: Maharashtra Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case, was admitted to state-run JJ Hospitals and his condition is serious, his lawyer told the Court on Monday.


Malik’s lawyer was seeking interim bail for him on humanitarian grounds. The lawyer told the court that Malik has been sick for three days and urged to shift the minister to a private hospital.


The NCP leader, currently in judicial custody, was arrested by ED on February 23 in connection with a money-laundering probe linked to fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his aides under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).


After his health deteriorated, Malik filed a bail plea citing ill health which was opposed by the ED. “Nawab Malik was taken to JJ Hospital on a stretcher after his health deteriorated in Arthur Road prison. He has been sick for three days,” Malik’s lawyer said while seeking interim medical bail on humanitarian grounds.

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