A special court in Mumbai on Monday extended the judicial custody of Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik till April 18 in connection with a money laundering case.
Mr Malik (62) was arrested on February 23 by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money-laundering probe linked to the activities of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his aides.
The NCP leader was in ED’s custody till March 7 and was later sent to jail under judicial custody till March 21 which was later extended till April 4.
On Monday, Mr Malik was produced before a special court designated to hear cases related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and his judicial custody was extended till April 18 by Judge RN Rokade.
The minister has moved the Supreme Court against an order of the Bombay High Court which had rejected his interim application seeking immediate release from jail.