Nawab Malik’s bail plea rejected, court allowed treatment in private hospital
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik (Image: PTI)
Mumbai: A special court in Mumbai on Friday refused to grant temporary bail to Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on medical grounds but allowed him to be treated at a private hospital.
Judge RN Rokade, who heard the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) cases, said Malik’s daughter could be present during the treatment.
The court also rapped the prosecuting agency, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), for not taking Malik to the doctor, who has been treating his condition since the beginning.
Malik, 62, was arrested by the ED on February 23 in connection with a money laundering probe into the activities of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his associates under the provisions of the PMLA. He is currently in judicial custody.
Malik had sought temporary bail for six weeks on medical emergency. He claimed that he was suffering from kidney related problems.
Last month, the NCP leader was admitted to the city’s government-run JJ Hospital for a few days.
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