In a major breakthrough in ending the mafia raj the National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Friday arrested gangster Chhota Shakeelâ€™s aides Arif Abubakar Shaikh (59) and Shabbir Abubakar Shaikh (51) involved in handling the D-Companyâ€™s illegal activities and terrorist financing in the western suburbs of Mumbai.
The NIA registered the case in February taking suo moto cognisance. It alleged that the two were involved in illegal activities of â€˜D-Companyâ€™ and terror financing in the western suburbs of Mumbai.
The case pertains to the activities of the international terror network of D-Company involving Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and his associates including Haji Anees aka Anees Ibrahim Shaikh, Chhota Shakeel, Javed Chikna and Tiger Memon allegedly indulged in arms smuggling, narco-terrorism, money laundering, circulation of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) and unauthorised possession of key assets for raising terror funds and working in active collaboration with the international terrorist organization including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Al Qaeda (AQ).
Both the arrested persons will be produced before the NIA Special court today for seeking police custody.
The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has issued a Red Corner Notice against the 51-year old who was allegedly involved in extortions, narcotics smuggling and violent terrorist activities, and used to operate an international criminal syndicate from Pakistan
Earlier on Monday NIA had conducted raids at 29 locations including Nagpada, Goregaon, Borivali, Santacruz, Mumbra, and Bhendi Bazar and the NIA had detained six persons, namely Saleem Fruit, Kayyum, Sami Hingora, Guddu Pathan, Mobina Bhiwandiwala and Aslam Patani for the interrogation.
During the searches, various incriminating materials including electronic devices, documents of investments in real estate, cash, huge cash and firearms were seized.
Further investigation into the matter is underway.