India, Oct. 18 -- The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday began questioning Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel who was told to appear before it on Friday in connection with a money laundering investigation related to alleged illegal assets of late Iqbal Mirchi, a close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Patel reached ED's Ballard Estate office on Friday morning.

The agency sources stated that they will be questioning Patel over the alleged property dealings with the mirchi family.

Patel had clarified in a press conference in Mumbai earlier this week that there was no financial transaction or partnership between Mirchi's wife Hajra Memon and his family, as claimed by the agency. Michi's family too has been summo...