Malik was allegedly picked up from his residence at 7 am on February 23 for interrogation and after 8 hours was arrested and taken for medical examination.
Malik moved the High Court by way of present Habeas Corpus petition filed through Rashmikant & Partners.
He assailed the Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), the arrest and the remand terming it illegal.
He stated that such illegal acts rendered his continued detention illegal and without jurisdiction entitling him to a writ of habeas corpus and immediate release.
He has also sought setting aside of the order of the special PMLA judge dated February 23 by which he was remanded to ED custody for 8 days.
Malik’s plea stated that his political rivals had been “deeply embarrassed by the exposes” carried out by him.
He added that his arrest was a “brazen and completely illegal action” by the ED to muzzle him.