Praful Patel's Alleged Sign On Iqbal Mirchi Sale Deed: Three Takeaways

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With the alleged signature of NCP leader Praful Patel spotted on a sale deed between Dawood's aide Iqbal Mirchi and Praful Patel, it indicates his involvement

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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With the alleged signature of NCP leader Praful Patel spotted on a sale deed between Dawood's aide Iqbal Mirchi and Praful Patel, it indicates the NCP leader's direct involvement in the sale. Republic TV has accessed the document of a sale deal which clearly shows the name ' Praful Manoharbhai Patel' as one of the Co-owners. The document also names the Mirchi family as the tenants of the deal. Here are the three things this revelation proves.

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Praful Patel's alleged involvement in the deal

In the documents accessed by Republic TV, it was seen that Hajra Iqbal Memon, Asif Iqbal Memon, and Junaid Iqbal Memon were named in the sale deed on part of the Ceejay House property of Millenium Developers in Worli, Mumbai. While NCP has stated that Ceejay House is not owned by an individual and that the property was in Court Reciever from 1978-2005 due to disputes among co-owners, the document clearly names Praful Patel as the co-owner. This establishes the alleged involvement of Patel in the deal inked between the tenants and the co-owners of the property. 

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Dawood-link to Praful Patel

Republic TV had earlier exclusively accessed a company document of M/s Millennium Developers Pvt Ltd which indicates that NCP leader Praful Patel and Varsha Patel were shareholders of this company as of March 31, 2016. Hence, the deal then signed between the Mirchi family and the then-Union Minister Praful Patel as the co-owner indicate his alleged 'business deals' with Underworld don Dawood's aide Iqbal Mirchi. ED had stated that Mirchi had amassed various properties in India and overseas from the proceeds of crime generated through various illegal offences. Mirchi who is an international drug dealer, a smuggler with links with Dawood Ibrahim and had many cases against him in Indian courts.

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Who else involved?

With the access of the entire sale deed, Praful Patel and his wife are listed as co-owners. Apart from that, Praful Patel's photo and alleged thumbprint also has been accessed on the documents. This raises the question of who else is involved in the sale of the opulent property. While NCP and Congress have distanced themselves from the entire issue, BJP has demanded a thorough probe into the issue. Notably, Praful Patel was the then-UPA minister during 2007. With the access of these documents, alleged links between the UPA minister and the terror-master mind have been raised.

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