NIA takes action against D Gang, raids 24 locations in 3 days, 2 arrested
As part of the action initiated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against the Dawood Ibrahim gang, the investigating agency has arrested two associates of gangster Chhota Shakeel. The arrested accused have been identified as Arif Abubakar Shaikh (age 59 years) and Shabbir Abubakar Shaikh (age 51).
Mumbai: As part of the action initiated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against the Dawood Ibrahim gang, the investigating agency has arrested two associates of gangster Chhota Shakeel. The arrested accused have been identified as Arif Abubakar Shaikh (age 59 years) and Shabbir Abubakar Shaikh (age 51).
"Both were involved in handling of D-Company's illegal activities and terrorist financing in the western suburbs of Mumbai," a senior NIA official revealed. According to him, he will be produced in the special NIA court on Friday.
An official said, “Investigation reveals that the entire syndicate is being run by Dawood gang from across the border. We have already summoned 21 people to tell us about their roles.
Earlier this week, the NIA had conducted searches at 24 places in Mumbai commissionerate and five places in Mira Road Bhayandar commissionerate.
An official said, “We have seized a lot of evidence in the form of documents related to electronic devices, immovable property, cash and weapons, so we will call the people one by one from whose place the goods have been recovered and explain.” Will be asked."
According to officials of the probe team, Salim Qureshi alias Salim Fruit, brother-in-law of Chhota Shakeel, Suhail Khandwani, managing trustee of Mahim and Haji Ali shrines, Bollywood producer and 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Sameer Hingorani, alleged hawala operator Abdul Qayyum, alleged bookie Builder turned Ajay Ghosalia alias Ajay Ganda, Mobida Bhiwandiwala, Guddu Pathan and restaurateur Aslam Sarodia are under the scanner of the NIA.
Earlier this year, on February 3 also, the probe agency had raided 29 places in Mumbai and its adjoining districts in connection with the case registered by the NIA.
The case relates to terrorist/criminal activities of D-Company's international terrorist network involving Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and his associates Haji Anees alias Anees Ibrahim Sheikh, Shakeel Sheikh alias Chhota Shakeel, Javed Patel alias Javed Chikna and Ibrahim Mushtaq Abdul Razzaq Memon alias Tiger Memon. is related.
He has been charged with arms smuggling, narco-terrorism, money laundering and involvement in the circulation of FICN, including unauthorized possession and acquisition of key assets to raise terror funds.
According to the NIA, they are also working in active cooperation with international terrorist organizations including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Al Qaeda (AQ).
The probe agency's FIR also alleged that the D-Company has created a special unit to spread terror among the people of India by attacking eminent personalities including political leaders, businessmen and others using deadly weapons.
The central agency also revealed that Ibrahim and his associates are planning to instigate incidents that could lead to violence in different parts of India such as Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities.
Dawood Ibrahim was declared a global terrorist by India and the United States in 2003, with a $25 million bounty on his head for his alleged role in the 1993 Bombay bombings. He is also accused in several cases of extortion, murder and smuggling.
Recently, the Pakistan government sanctioned Dawood Ibrahim and 87 others for terrorism-related activities to avoid being put in the gray list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).