Money laundering case: Praful Patel arrives at ED office

Mumbai: Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel has arrived at the Enforcement Directorate office here for questioning in a land deal case linked to Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Iqbal Mirchi.

ED had summoned Patel in connection with a money-laundering probe linked to the alleged illegal assets of late Iqbal Mirchi, an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, according to the probe agency’s officials.

Patel, a former union minister in the UPA regime, was asked to depose in Mumbai on October 18.

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The ED is expected to record Patel’s statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in connection with a deal between the wife of Mirchi and a real estate company promoted by Patel.

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