Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik these days dropped a “hydrogen bomb” – which the BJP laughed off as a phuljhadi – within the ongoing back-and-forth with ex-Leader Minister Devendra Fadnavis that started with the arrest of Bollywood celebrity Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan within the drugs-on-cruise case.
Mr Malik mentioned the senior BJP chief had “connections with underworld individuals” and that he, as Leader Minister, secure the ones at the back of a pretend foreign money notes racket investigated by way of Sameer Wankhede – the NCB officer got rid of from the Aryan Khan case over Rs 8 crore payoff claims.
He additionally accused Mr Fadnavis of “diverting my factor”, and mentioned the previous Leader Minister used to be seeking to “shield one officer (Mr Wankhede) … a person who’s framing blameless folks in pretend instances”; Mr Malik has mechanically accused the opposition BJP of the usage of the anti-drugs company to entrap Aryan Khan.
An hour later Mr Fadnavis spoke back with a quote from writer George Bernard Shaw that mentioned: “I discovered way back by no means to combat with a pig. You get grimy, and but even so, the pig likes it.”
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“You made folks with connections to the underworld as heads. Did you now not make Munna Yadav head of the Building Staff Board? You made Haidar Azam President of the Maulana Azad Finance Company,” Nawab Malik mentioned these days.
“When demonetisation came about in 2016 Modiji mentioned it used to be to get rid of black cash, terrorism and faux foreign money. (However) until October 8 (2017) no instances of faux notes had been registered as a result of, beneath Fadnavis’ coverage this used to be functioning,” he persisted.
The NCP chief mentioned Rs 14.56 crore have been recovered then however Mr Fadnavis had “settled the case”.
“One arrest came about in Mumbai and one in Pune… Restoration used to be reported at Rs 8 lakh, and the topic used to be settled. It used to be by no means despatched to the NIA and the case by no means improved… as a result of the ones at the back of the racket got coverage,” he claimed.
“They mentioned it used to be a Congress chief (at the back of the racket) … nevertheless it wasn’t. The plan used to be responsible it at the Congress in the event that they were given stuck. Haji Arafat Sheikh used to be made Chairman of the Minorities Fee. His brother, Imran, used to be concerned on this crime and used to be stuck,” Mr Malik mentioned.
“The investigator in price used to be additionally Sameer Dawood Wankhede… (then with the DRI, or Directorate of Earnings Intelligence). The case used to be controlled by way of Devendraji and Mr Wankhede,” the minister mentioned.
Nawab Malik additionally slammed Mr Fadnavis over Riyaz Bhati, an alleged aide of sought after gangster Dawood Ibrahim who used to be arrested in Mumbai in October 2019 on fees of extortion.
“Riyaz Bhati used to be stuck with two passports. Why used to be he noticed with you at your programmes? How did Riyaz Bhati succeed in the Top Minister when he got here right here? Devendraji… you used Riyaz to your paintings. These kind of issues came about along with your blessing,” Mr Malik alleged.
The BJP’s Ashish Shelar hit again in a while after, mocking Mr Malik over his declare of “hydrogen bombs”.
“Those that claimed hydrogen bombs may just now not even burst sparklers. Sure, Munna Yadav, Haji Arafat and Haider Azam are birthday party staff (however) there isn’t a unmarried case in opposition to Arafat and Azam. They had been integrated best after checking. None of this came about all through Fadnavis’ time,” he claimed.
“Imran Alam Sheikh, who used to be stuck with pretend foreign money, used to be then a Congress secretary and is now a NCP employee,” he added, additionally denying all hyperlinks between Riyaz Bhati and the Top Minister.
The day before today Mr Fadnavis supplied “evidence” of Mr Malik’s hyperlinks to the underworld, claiming his rival had struck a belongings maintain a gangster convicted within the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
Previous swipes between the 2 concerned allegations Mr Fadnavis had seemed in a track video financed by way of a now-jailed drug peddler, and that Mr Malik is concocting claims to force Sameer Wankhede and the NCB into losing a case in opposition to his son-in-law, Sameer Khan.
The row between the 2 erupted after Aryan Khan’s arrest on October 3 in a case Mr Malik claims is “pretend” and set as much as goal his father, Shah Rukh Khan. Remaining week Mr Malik additionally claimed Aryan, who used to be given bail after spending over 20 days in prison, have been “abducted for ransom”.