ED Attaches 4 Floors Of Praful Patel-Owned Mumbai Building

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By: Anand Singh
Updated: 21 July, 2022 10:03 pm IST

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that it has attached four floors of Ceejay House, belonging to former Union aviation minister and senior NCP leader Praful Patel in Mumbai in the Iqbal Mirchi money laundering case.

Mirchi was a close aide of underworld don gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

An ED official, wishing not to be named, said that the agency has attached the four floors of Ceejay House belonging to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Patel.

The official said that Millennium Developers Pvt Ltd, a company belonging to Patel and his family, had developed Ceejay House in 2006-07. Mirchi also had some property on that plot.

The officer said that two floors in the building, worth Rs 96 crores, were given to Mirchi’s family members which had been attached by ED in July last year.

The ED had questioned Patel for over 12 hours in the case in October 2019. Patel had denied any wrongdoing in the case.

The ED court in 2021 had declared Mirchi’s wife Hazra Iqbal and his sons Asif and Junaid as fugitive economic offenders in the case as they failed to appear in the case.

The ED had also attached the properties of Mirchi in Dubai and the UK.

The financial probe agency had also arrested a member of a trust which had allegedly sold the properties, brokers who were part of the deal, and Kapil Wadhawan, the promoter of Dewan Housing Finance Limited, in connection with the case.

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