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Updated on: Monday, November 01, 2021, 11:44 AM IST

Watch video l 'Those connected with underworld and drugs should not...': Devendra Fadnavis refutes allegations levelled by Nawab Malik

Fadnavis also said that he will bust the bomb after Diwali.
Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis  | PTI

Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis | PTI

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Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on Monday refuted allegations levelled by NCP's Nawab malik and said that those who are connected with underworld and drugs should not level chanrges against him.

"Those who have relations with the Underworld should not speak about me. I will present evidence of Nawab Malik's relations with the Underworld. I am waiting for Diwali to pass," said Fadnavis, while speaking to media.

He also said that Malik is targeting Sameer Wankhede due to personal reasons and it is not necessary to reply to him every now and then. "I will consider filing criminal defamation against Malik," he added.

He also said that the River March has clarified that its creative team had hired Jaideep Rana. The song is four year old and Rana was connected with financing, he added.

What had Malik said?

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Monday posted a photo of alleged drug peddler Jaideep Rana with Amruta Fadnavis and said that he has links with former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

The minister also claimed that Fadnavis is behind the transfer of Sameer Wankhede to the NCB.

Malik has levelled some serious allegations against former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis by posting photos of the former CM and his wife with alleged drug peddler Jaipdeep Rana.

He also alleged that a person named Neeraj Gunde who is allegedly linked with Fadnavis used to visit the NCB office often.

"One Jaydeep Rana currently in jail in connection with a drug trafficking case has relations with former CM Devendra Fadnavis. He was financial head of famous River song by former CM's wife Amrita Fadnavis: Drugs business in the state grew under his tenure," Malik said.

"This is a matter relating to the illegal drugs business in Maharashtra. I demand CBI or judicial enquiry in this issue," Malik added.

Malik also said that is Fadnavis is hatching a plot to defame opponents and supervising appointments of officers in probe agencies to gain publicity and harass opponents. He also said that Fadnavis is master mind behind drug business in the state.

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Published on: Monday, November 01, 2021, 11:44 AM IST
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