Mumbai, Oct. 19 -- The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday questioned Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel for 12 hours, in connection with a money-laundering investigation related to the alleged illegal assets of late Iqbal Mirchi, a close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Patel reached the ED's Ballard Estate office at 10.30am. The agency is examining if Patel met anyone from the Mirchi family and if there were any financial transactions with them.

Agency sources stated that they are questioning Patel over alleged property dealings with the Mirchi family.

Patel refused to speak to mediapersons after his questioning.

According to ED officials, Patel's Millennium Developers Pvt Ltd constructed a building called C...