I have not yet received any citation from ED: Praful Patel
MUMBAI (Maharashtra): Former Union Minister and Senior Leader (NCP) Patel Orante on Tuesday he said that he has not yet received any notification or summons from the Directorate of Application (ED) regarding the alleged land agreement with the underworld gift Dawood Ibrahim The close assistant.
I have not received any notification or subpoena. If I receive a notification, I will go to the emergency department myself, Patel said when asked about the summons sent to him at a press conference here.
According to reports, the economic crime control agency has called Patel to appear before him on October 18 in the matter.
According to reports, Patel's name appeared in a land agreement case linked to Muhammed Iqbal Memon aka Iqbal Mirchi.
Mirchi had purchased three Sea View properties, Marium Lodge and Rabia Mansion, which measured a total of 1,537 square meters in the Mumbai area in September 1986 for an amount of Rs 6.5 lakh through its company Rockside Enterprises.
Later, Mirchi escaped from India and, consequently, a proclamation was issued against him and his various properties were attached to the Smuggling and Currency Exchange Authority (SAFEMA), the investigative agency said.
The research agency has identified Mirchi Benami properties, including 10 properties in Mumbai, one property in the UAE and 25 properties in the United Kingdom.
The ED will begin the process to attach the properties in India and rogatory letters will be sent to the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates to attach the properties.