Film financier Yusuf Lakdawala dies in jail, arrested by ED in May

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Film financier and builder (Yusuf Lakdawala) died on Thursday at Arthur Road Jail in central Mumbai. Yusuf Lakdawala was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case related to the land deal. A jail official gave this information. According to the official, Yusuf Lakdawala (76) was brought dead at JJ Hospital and his death was announced around 12 noon. However, the cause of his death could not be ascertained. The official said that the exact reason behind would be known only after the post-mortem. According to sources, Yusuf Lakdawala was suffering from cancer. A case of accidental death has been registered, the official said. The ED had arrested Yusuf Lakdawala in May in a money laundering case related to the land deal. He was accused of forging documents to buy land worth Rs 50 crore in Khandala, a tourist hub in Pune district. He was in jail in judicial custody. The ED had last month opposed the bail plea of ​​Yusuf Lakdawala on medical grounds.

[Attribution to NBT]

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