Patil caught on camera with Dawood's aide

Patil caught on camera with Dawood's aide

The pictures show Patil chatting with dreaded criminal Salim Patel alias Salim Goa Gutka, who also works as driver of Dawood’s younger sister Haseena Parkar. He was arrested in the Hyderabad terror blasts case, and has many cases of extortion and forgery against him.
The Iftar party was organised by State Minorities Commission Chairman Naseem Qureshi at his Mumbai residence apparently on September 11.

One footage showed another dreaded criminal Mobin Qureshi, who is a suspect in the murder of Mumbai BJP MLA Prem Kumar Sharma, giving a bouquet to Patil. Qureshi also has several pending cases of extortion registered against him.

Qureshi is a builder by profession and has received many notices for illegal construction from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Both Qureshi and Salim Patel are seen sitting with the home minister and chatting at the party.

Patil, who had lost his ministership in the backdrop of the 26/11 terror attacks but was re-inducted as the home minister after the 2009 assembly elections, claimed innocence.
“I was not aware of who were there at that the party. Neither the police nor my department informed me on who would be present at the party. If I knew, I would not have gone,” he said.

In the aftermath of 26/11, Patil had made certain indiscreet remarks downplaying the gravity of the attacks.

Patil’s latest indiscretion has landed him in another problem and it is certain that the opposition is going to make a big issue out of it.

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