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5 serious allegations Malik levelled against Devendra Fadnavis

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 November 2021, 17:15 IST
Sameer and Malik (ANI)

Maharashtra Minister Malik has levelled serious allegations against former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in a drug bust case in which Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was arrested.

Devendra Fadnavis shielding Sameer Wankhede: Malik
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Malik alleged that former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been shielding NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede and accused Fadnavis of "criminalisation of politics".
Addressing a press conference, Malik said, "I am fighting against a man who is framing innocent people in fake cases. Devendra Fadnavis is not only diverting my issue but also trying to defend one officer (Sameer Wankhede)."

Fadnavis association with criminals runs deep: Malik
Malik alleged that Fadnavis shielded a number of goons and criminals like Riyaz Bhati and Munna Yadav during his tenure.

Counterfeit notes racket after demonetisation under Fadnavis: Malik
Maharashtra Minister also that after demonetisation the game of counterfeit notes was going on in the state under the Devendra Fadnavis government. "Demonetisation was done in 2016. Counterfeit notes were being caught across the country but till 8 Oct'17 not a single case of counterfeit note was reported in Maharashtra as the game of counterfeit notes was going on in Maharashtra under Devendra Fadnavis," said Nawab Malik.

Fadnavis protected fake currency rackets: Malik
He further claimed that on October 8, 2017, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) conducted raids at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in which counterfeit notes with a face value of 14.56 crores were seized but Devendra Fadnavis had helped suppress this matter. The NCP leader also claimed that Devendra Fadnavis protected fake currency rackets in the state following demonetisation with help from NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, who was then with DRI.

Fadnavis connected with underworld: Malik
Malik also alleged that Fadnavis had connections with the underworld. "Nagpur's notorious criminal Munna Yadav was appointed chairman of Construction Workers' Board by Devendra Fadnavis during his government. One Haidar Azam, involved in illegal immigration of Bangladeshis, was appointed chairman of Maulana Azad Finance Corporation by Fadnavis." One Riyaz Bhati, a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, was arrested at Mumbai airport with a fake passport. He was allowed bail in 2 days only. Why was Riyaz Bhati in close contact with you (Devendra Fadnavis)? Bhati has been seen with many big leaders in pictures," the NCP leader added.

First published: 10 November 2021, 16:05 IST