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Praful Patel reaches ED office for Interrogation

The ED had summoned Praful 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.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel arrived at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office here on Friday for questioning in a land deal case linked to fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Iqbal Mirchi.

The ED had summoned Praful 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.

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

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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