On Tuesday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has detained Humayun Merchant, claims to be an aide of gangster Iqbal Mirchi, in having a connection with a money laundering scam, said the officials. 

The officials informed that Mr. Merchant was detained in Mumbai under the Provision of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act last night and will be produced before a special court for further custody. 

Humayun Merchant is an aide of later gangster Iqbal Mirchi, who was also a close associate of global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.

Mr. Merchant is being investigated by the ED with regard to the reported illegal real estate deals of gangster Mirchi and his family. 

The ED has also arrested two other people in this case in October. 

Senior Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel has also been interrogated by the Enforcement Directorate in the case last week.

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