Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik’s judicial custody extended till April 4 in Dawood Ibrahim money laundering case. Court also allowed him to be provided with a bed, mattress, and chair during his judicial custody.
Malik held ministries of skills development and minority affairs in the state government, led by Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray. He is also the guardian minister of the Parbhani and the Gondia districts.
The Sharad Pawar-led NCP has decided to distribute the portfolios held by Malik to other ministers of the party, according to senior leaders in the party.
The NCP has, however, decided not to ask Malik to tender his resignation as demanded by the opposition BJP.
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(With inputs from agencies)