The Enforcement Directorate has moved an application in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)court Mumbai to constitute a medical board to check on health condition of arrested NCP leader and former minister Nawab Malik.
Nawab Malik, arrested by the agency in February this year, has been admitted to a private hospital for the past four months. Maliks lawyers had asked for admission at Criticare hospital in Kurla stating that he had been seeing doctors at the hospital even before his arrest and it was suitable for his treatment.
As per sources, Nawab Malik was allowed hospitalisation for six weeks period, but the said period has extended to over 16 weeks now and Malik remains hospitalised at the Kurla hospital.
Sources said that if the medical board finds that Nawab Malik doesn't need any more hospitalisation, then he will be sent back to jail as he remains in judicial custody.
Meanwhile, the Arthur road jail authorities also submitted an application in the court stating that the jail authorities can provide facilities for his travel to hospital so his admission to the hospital is not needed.
Nawab Malik was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in February on charges of hobnobbing with the underworld, usurping someone else’s property and laundering money. The case being investigated by ED was in connection with the NIA FIR against Dawood Ibrahim and gang members who were allegedly planning to carry out terror activities across the country.