- ED has attached multiple assets of jailed Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik
- ED has also issued a provisional order attaching properties belonging to Malik
- Meanwhile, SC agreed to consider hearing Malik's appeal seeking immediate prison release
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said it has attached multiple assets of jailed Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik under the anti-money laundering law.
The federal probe agency said in a statement that it has issued a provisional order attaching properties belonging to "Mohammed Nawab Mohammed Islam Malik alias Nawab Malik, his family members, Solidus Investments Pvt. Ltd. and Malik Infrastructure under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)."
The properties include the Goawala compound and a commercial unit in Mumbai's suburban Kurla (West), a 147.79-acre agricultural land located in the Osmanabad district of Maharashtra, three flats in Kurla (West) and two residential flats in Bandra (West).
In a related development, the Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to consider listing for hearing 62-year-old Malik's appeal seeking immediate release from prison in this money laundering case. The ED arrested Malik in Mumbai in February.