NIA arrests gangster Chhota Shakeel’s aides in D-company case
13 May, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
NIA detained gangster Chhota Shakeel's aides Arif Abubakar Shaikh (59) and Shabbir Abubakar Shaikh (51) who were involved in the D-illicit Company's activities and terrorist financing
In the western suburbs of Mumbai, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained gangster Chhota Shakeel’s aides Arif Abubakar Shaikh (59) and Shabbir Abubakar Shaikh (51) who were involved in the D-illicit Company’s activities and terrorist financing.
The case concerns the terror activities of D-Company, an international terrorist network (involving Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and his associates) that was allegedly involved in arms smuggling, narco-terrorism, money laundering, circulation of fake Indian currency notes (FICN), and unauthorized possession of key assets for the purpose of raising terror funds, while working in active collaboration with international terrorist organizations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad, and others (AQ). Both arrested individuals will appear in front of the NIA Special court today to seek police custody.
The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has issued a Red Corner Notice against the 51-year-old, who allegedly operated an international criminal syndicate from Pakistan and was involved in extortion, drug smuggling, and violent terrorist acts.
On Monday, May 9, the NIA conducted raids in 29 locations, including Nagpada, Goregaon, Borivali, Santacruz, Mumbra, and Bhendi Bazar, and detained six people for questioning, including Saleem Fruit, Kayyum, Sami Hingora, Guddu Pathan, Mobina Bhiwandiwala, and Aslam Patani.
Various damning evidence were seized during the searches, including electronic devices, real estate investment documents, cash, large currency, and guns.