Special Court Postpones Decision Regarding Bail For Nawab Malik Till November 30

Mumbai, 24th November 2022: The verdict on the bail plea of former Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik in a money laundering case is likely to be pronounced on November 30. A special court said on Thursday that the order was not ready yet.


Special Judge RN Rokade had reserved his order on Malik’s bail plea on November 14 but deferred it for Thursday after hearing lengthy arguments from both sides. But as the matter came up on Thursday, the court said the order was not ready.


The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik in February this year in a money laundering case linked to the activities of gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his associates.


Malik, currently undergoing treatment, filed a regular bail application in the special court in July. He sought bail saying there was no evidence to prosecute him. However, the investigating agency opposed the bail against Dawood Ibrahim and his accomplices. The ED has claimed that the accused was working with owner Dawood Ibrahim and his sister Haseena Parkar and there is no question of his innocence.


The case against Malik is based on an FIR filed by the NIA under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against Dawood Ibrahim, the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, and his associates.