By Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Bulumi GhoshHindustan Times, New Delhi
Maharashtra State Minister and National Congress Party leader Nowak Malik on Thursday said the state government has raised the level of security after he claimed to have received threatening calls following last week’s press conference on the anti-narcotics office raid on the site of his cruise ship.
Malik also claimed that the National Central Bank was trying to “frame” him by involving his brother-in-law, Samir Khan, in a drug case. He claimed that the Drug Enforcement Agency had spread rumors about the recovery of the drug and the drug, although none of it was found from the possession of his son-in-law. The Maharashtra state minister said they are moving the court against the agency, the harassment they have been subjected to, and for the case to be dismissed.
“The BJP leaders have targeted me by saying that I am denigrating the Drug Enforcement Bureau (NCB) to avenge the arrest of my daughter-in-law. Since the last press conference, which was held on October 9, Malik was quoted by ANI news agency as saying during a press conference on Thursday: receiving threatening calls This is why the state government has raised the level of security.
“The National Commercial Bank had arrested my son-in-law (Samir Khan) earlier in July. When the National Commercial Bank broke into his house, there was no recovery, but there are still rumors of the recovery of janja and drugs,” he said.
“After hearing Khan’s bail request, the court released him in September. My entire family, including my daughter, was in shock,” he added.
Nawab Malik, in his press message on 9 October, claimed that the NCB initially arrested 11 people from a Goa-bound cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai, but released three of them, including the brother-in-law of BJP leader Mohit Bharatiya, after two hours. He also described the NCB’s raid on the cruise as “fake, planned and conspiring to discredit the film industry and the Maharashtra government”. It was alleged that there was a connection between the district director of the NCB Mumbai unit and BJP leaders.