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Arrested in Feb 2022, NCP chief Malik walks out of hospital on securing interim bail from SC

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MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra minister and NCP chief Nawab Malik was on Monday discharged from a personal hospital right here, three days after the Supreme Court granted him interim bail for 2 months on medical grounds in a cash laundering case.

One-and-a-half years after his arrest, Malik was discharged from the hospital in suburban Kurla, the place he was present process therapy whereas being in judicial custody, at round 8 pm, his legal professionals stated.

Earlier within the day, a particular courtroom set his bail circumstances, one among which barred him from speaking to the media.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested the previous state minister in February 2022 beneath the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a case allegedly linked to fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his associates.

The 64-year-old politician has been present process therapy on the non-public hospital since May 2022 for a kidney-related ailment.

The particular courtroom granted his launch on a money bond of Rs 50,000.

The different circumstances imposed by the particular courtroom are that he shall in a roundabout way or not directly make any inducement, menace, or guarantees to any individuals/witnesses acquainted with the info of the case.

It additionally directed the accused handy over his unique passport to the ED, which is probing the case.

Malik shall not take pleasure in any legal actions and supply all his particulars in respect of medical examination to the central company, stated the particular courtroom.

The Supreme Court had on Friday granted Malik interim bail for 2 months on medical grounds.

A bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi famous that the senior politician is in hospital for therapy of a kidney-related illness and different illnesses.

“We are passing the order strictly on medical conditions and have not entered into the merits of the case,” the bench had stated whereas granting the interim bail.

Malik had sought reduction from the Bombay High Court, claiming he was affected by a power kidney illness aside from varied different illnesses.

He additionally sought bail on benefit.

The HC, nevertheless, had rejected the NCP chief’s plea for reduction on medical grounds and is predicted to listen to his bail software on benefit.

The ED’s case in opposition to Malik relies on an FIR filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in opposition to Ibrahim, a chosen international terrorist and a key accused within the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, and his associates beneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule, a key chief of the NCP faction led by celebration founder Sharad Pawar, hailed the interim bail granted to Malik because the “victory of truth”.

“I came here to receive my brother. Satyamev Jayate!” Sule stated exterior the hospital, the place Malik was admitted.

“I have always stressed that the arrest of Nawab Malik or former home minister Anil Deshmukh or Shiv Sena (UBT) Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut (both were arrested earlier and are now out on bail) was unfortunate. Finally, we got justice through the court,” the Lok Sabha MP from Baramati informed reporters.

Asked about Malik’s daughter and brother assembly Deputy Chief Minister and insurgent NCP chief Ajit Pawar just a few days again, Sule stated her go to to the hospital didn’t have any political angle.

Queried on Narendra Rane, an Ajit Pawar loyalist, asking a number of of his supporters to welcome Malik exterior the hospital, Sule stated she was not conscious of it.

“When Anil Deshmukh was released (from jail in late 2022), I had come to receive him. Similarly, I have come here to receive Nawab bhai. Unfortunately, he had faced injustice and he tolerated it for a long time. The truth has finally come out via court. It is a big relief for all of us. It was a very difficult period for all of us,” she stated.

Sule stated she had intently seen the struggling of relations of Malik and Deshmukh.

“The Supreme Court has finally given bail to Malik for two months. I hope it will get extended further. I am thankful to the court for giving him justice,” she stated.

MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra minister and NCP chief Nawab Malik was on Monday discharged from a personal hospital right here, three days after the Supreme Court granted him interim bail for 2 months on medical grounds in a cash laundering case.

One-and-a-half years after his arrest, Malik was discharged from the hospital in suburban Kurla, the place he was present process therapy whereas being in judicial custody, at round 8 pm, his legal professionals stated.

Earlier within the day, a particular courtroom set his bail circumstances, one among which barred him from speaking to the media.googletag.cmd.push(operate() googletag.show(‘div-gpt-ad-8052921-2’); );

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested the previous state minister in February 2022 beneath the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a case allegedly linked to fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his associates.

The 64-year-old politician has been present process therapy on the non-public hospital since May 2022 for a kidney-related ailment.

The particular courtroom granted his launch on a money bond of Rs 50,000.

The different circumstances imposed by the particular courtroom are that he shall in a roundabout way or not directly make any inducement, menace, or guarantees to any individuals/witnesses acquainted with the info of the case.

It additionally directed the accused handy over his unique passport to the ED, which is probing the case.

Malik shall not take pleasure in any legal actions and supply all his particulars in respect of medical examination to the central company, stated the particular courtroom.

The Supreme Court had on Friday granted Malik interim bail for 2 months on medical grounds.

A bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi famous that the senior politician is in hospital for therapy of a kidney-related illness and different illnesses.

“We are passing the order strictly on medical conditions and have not entered into the merits of the case,” the bench had stated whereas granting the interim bail.

Malik had sought reduction from the Bombay High Court, claiming he was affected by a power kidney illness aside from varied different illnesses.

He additionally sought bail on benefit.

The HC, nevertheless, had rejected the NCP chief’s plea for reduction on medical grounds and is predicted to listen to his bail software on benefit.

The ED’s case in opposition to Malik relies on an FIR filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in opposition to Ibrahim, a chosen international terrorist and a key accused within the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, and his associates beneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule, a key chief of the NCP faction led by celebration founder Sharad Pawar, hailed the interim bail granted to Malik because the “victory of truth”.

“I came here to receive my brother. Satyamev Jayate!” Sule stated exterior the hospital, the place Malik was admitted.

“I have always stressed that the arrest of Nawab Malik or former home minister Anil Deshmukh or Shiv Sena (UBT) Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut (both were arrested earlier and are now out on bail) was unfortunate. Finally, we got justice through the court,” the Lok Sabha MP from Baramati informed reporters.

Asked about Malik’s daughter and brother assembly Deputy Chief Minister and insurgent NCP chief Ajit Pawar just a few days again, Sule stated her go to to the hospital didn’t have any political angle.

Queried on Narendra Rane, an Ajit Pawar loyalist, asking a number of of his supporters to welcome Malik exterior the hospital, Sule stated she was not conscious of it.

“When Anil Deshmukh was released (from jail in late 2022), I had come to receive him. Similarly, I have come here to receive Nawab bhai. Unfortunately, he had faced injustice and he tolerated it for a long time. The truth has finally come out via court. It is a big relief for all of us. It was a very difficult period for all of us,” she stated.

Sule stated she had intently seen the struggling of relations of Malik and Deshmukh.

“The Supreme Court has finally given bail to Malik for two months. I hope it will get extended further. I am thankful to the court for giving him justice,” she stated.