Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Friday arrested developer Yusuf Lakdawala in connection with the land grab case of Khandala. Lakdawala was grilled by the ED sleuths on Thursday for several hours after which he was placed under arrest.
Lakdawala was arrested on a lookout notice issued by Mumbai Economic Offences Wing (EOW) at Ahmedabad airport while he was flying to London for treatment in April 2019.
Lakdawala and his associate, Mohan R Nair, were booked on the complaint of Jitendra Badgujar, sub-registrar of Maval taluka, for allegedly usurping 4.38 acres of a plot of land, belonging to an erstwhile Hyderabad Nawab, in Khandala. Lakdawala was later granted bail in the said case.
Since the alleged crime had occurred at the office of sub-registrar office at the Old Customs House at Ballard Estate in south Mumbai, the first information report was lodged by MRA Marg police on April 4 and the case was then later transferred to the EOW for further investigation.
Later, based on the EOW case, the ED also registered a money laundering case against Lakdawala in connection to the Khandala land grab.