Mirchi ‘Aide’ Held in Money-Laundering Case Sent to ED Custody

Humayun Merchant was arrested by the ED under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. 

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File image of Iqbal Mirchi.

A Mumbai court on Tuesday, 22 October, sent a close aide of gangster Iqbal Mirchi, who was an associate of global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, to the Enforcement Directorate custody till 24 October.

Humayun Merchant was arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), according to the central probe agency.

He was produced before PMLA judge P Rajvaidya, who remand him to ED custody till 24 October.

Merchant is being probed by ED in connection with illegal real-estate deals of Mirchi, who died in London in 2013, and his family.

The agency arrested two other people in this case earlier this month.

Last week, ED had grilled senior NCP leader and former Union minister Praful Patel in the case.

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