The BJP quoted a media report to make the claim. Efforts are on to bring Dawood Ibrahim to face law in India, it added.
Even as Raees makers deny any resemblance, there are indications that Shah Rukh Khan’s character in the film takes inspiration from gangster Abdul Latif who was reportedly involved in Mumbai bomb blasts.
The petition for the CBI probe has been filed by a Mumbai-based hacker.
Last week, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had demanded a thorough investigation into the allegations against Khadse.
The Congress said the charges against Khadse, who is considered to be close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, were of serious nature.
In his petition, Bhangale said he had penetrated into the authentication process of the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited in April.
“At this moment, it has only been alleged that Eknath Khadse has links with Dawood Ibrahim. The same has to be verified,” Rijiju said.
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The AAP has demanded the minister’s resignation alleging he is interfering with the ongoing inquiry.
Ram Naik has made the claim in his memoir ‘Chaireveti, Chaireveti’ (Keep Moving) written in Marathi, which was released here recently.
An SMS was purportedly sent from the cell phone of Chhota Shakeel, a close aide of fugutive mob boss Dawood Ibrahim, to a senior Tihar jail official threatening to eliminate Chhota Rajan.
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Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan had alleged that PM Narendra Modi met Dawood Ibrahim at Pakistan Prime Minister’s house in Lahore on December 25.
While BJP attacked Khan, even a Congress spokesperson attached no importance to it saying it cannot be believed.
BJP’s Sudhanshu Mittal asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to “immediately” dismiss the minister.