The C Times, 27 May 17, Agartala,
The Opposition in Maharashtra has lashed out against the BJP government after Cabinet Minister Girish Mahajan and 10 Nashik policemen were spotted at the wedding of a relative of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim.
The CTimes quoted Congress leader Sachin Sawant alleged as “There are reports that several criminal elements and bookies from across India were present at the wedding”. He also alleged that “The presence of a senior minister and three other BJP MLAs at the wedding of a close relative of the country’s most-wanted gangster is shocking. We are demanding an Intelligence Bureau probe into the episode. It must be probed if the minister and the three BJP MLAs are connected with Dawood’s family and his activities”.
Dawood is the main accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case in Mumbai in which around 260 people were killed, and more than 700 were injured. He fled the country post the bombings and is understood to be hiding in Pakistan at present. Congress and NCP have demanded Maharastra Cabinet Minister Mahajan’s resignation.