The links between NCP leader Praful Patel and Dawood Ibrahim have surfaced after a document bearing the signature of the two were procured. The deal involved the transfer between Millennium Developers and Iqbal Memon Mirchi owned plot in Mumbai.
Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is investigating an alleged financial partnership deal between Millennium Developers - a company promoted by NCP leader Praful Patel - and Dawood Ibrahim.
According to sources, the probe focuses on a legal agreement between Patel's family-promoted company - Millennium Developers - and a plot owned by Dawood Ibrahim's aide Iqbal Memon Mirchi. Both Praful Patel and his wife are shareholders in Millennium Developers.
The plot is located at a prime location opposite the Nehru Planetarium in Worli. The Enforcement Directorate stated that based on documents that have been recovered following searches at 11 locations in Mumbai and Bengaluru, the statements of 18 persons were recorded.
MyNation has access to one of the documents bearing the signature of Praful Patel and Iqbal Memon Mirchi.
As per the document, the NCP leader has been named the Constituted Attorney for the co-owners in the deal.
The document names - Asif Iqbal Memon, Hazra Iqbal Memon and Junaid Iqbal Memon along with Praful Patel.
The deal was concluded in 2006-07 with an agreement between Hazra Memon, wife of Iqbal and Millennium Developers to redevelop the plot of land.
ED sources valued the two floors measuring 14,000 sq ft at around Rs 200 crore.
They will be called for an inquiry, say ED sources. The probe into the alleged financial deal between Praful Patel and Mirchi is part of the investigations into the assets that Iqbal Memon acquired while in the company of Dawood.
Earlier, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy had said that the case should be investigated thoroughly.
Last Updated 4:53 PM IST