As the case against Iqbal Mirchi’s family gains momentum, the gangster's family members Hajra Memon, Asif Iqbal Memon, and Junaid Memon have refused to join the probe. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had asked the Mirchi family to join the probe on October 14. Top sources have confirmed to Republic TV that the Mirchi family has written to ED saying that they cannot join the probe since they are not in India.
A source in the agency have confirmed to Republic TV that fresh summons will be sent to the family members. “In case they fail to respond, ED will approach the court to seek a non-bailable warrant against Mirchi’s family members,” said sources within the agency. Mumbai Police sources say that the family was staying with Iqbal Mirchi in East London. Iqbal Mirchi passed away in 2103 after a cardiac ailment. He was hiding in London with his family members.
The investigation carried out by the agency indicates that Mirchi was carrying out his realty business in Mumbai with the help of his henchmen. Most of the properties were in his wife and son’s name. The property that has attracted huge public attention is the 15-storey commercial building, Ceejay House, in Mumbai. Republic TV exposed the gangster-Neta link on Saturday when we found out that NCP senior leader Praful; Patel had signed a sale deed with Mirchi’s family members for two floors in the same building. The sale deed accessed by Republic TV shows signatures, thumb impressions, and photographs of Hajra Memon and Praful Patel. While Hajra Memon was shown as the tenant of the property, Praful Patel was designated as the co-owner in the sale deed.
Hazra Memon is the owner of 16 properties in London through two companies namely Country Properties Limited, Jersey and Quay Management Limited, British Virgin Island where six properties are being held by four UK-based companies namely Riqz Ltd, Topline Estates Ltd, Quay Management Waterside Ltd, Imperial Hotel Limited in London. Three other properties are held in London in the name of Mihaj Investment Corporation Ltd. The probe agency claims that these properties have been purchased from money received illegally from the sale of Indian properties.