October 16, 2019

NCP leader Praful Patel summoned by Enforcement Directorate

[ by Legal Era News Network ]


The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel in an alleged money laundering-terror funding case. The summons comes up after the recent searches and seizures made by the federal agency where it has stumbled a 2007 confirmation deed entered into between Millennium Developers and the family members of late drug lord Iqbal Memon alias Iqbal ‘Mirchi’.

Praful Patel is a promoter of the realty firm that developed plush Ceejay House in south-central Mumbai, which is being investigated as ‘proceeds of crime’ of the late drug lord who is also a close aide of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim wanted in the 1993 Bombay blasts case.

Allegedly, a Deed of Confirmation was signed on February 21, 2007 between Millennium Developers and ‘tenants’, identified as Hajra Memon, wife of Iqbal and their children. The said document bears the signature of Praful Patel which identified him as a ‘co-owner’ of the said property. It is also alleged that Patel’s wife Varsha is also a promoter of firm will also be summoned in due course.

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