Mumbai: Gangster Dawood Ibrahim's aide Riyaz Bhati arrested in extortion case; to be produced before court today

Bhati was wanted in a case registered with Versova police station; he and Chhota Shakeel's relative Salim Fruit had threatened an Andheri businessman and extorted money and an expensive vehicle from them.

ANIUpdated: Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 08:49 AM IST
article-image
Alleged aide of gangster Dawood Ibrahim Riyaz Bhati | PTI

Mumbai: Anti-Extortion Cell of Mumbai Crime Branch on September 26 arrested gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s aide Riyaz Bhati from Andheri in connection with a case, said crime branch officials. They said that Bhati will be produced before a court today, September 27. Bhati is facing a case of extortion and threatening to kill and was wanted in the case filed at Versova police station.

After registration of case, Anti-Extortion Cell was probing the matter. The police said Bhati with Salim Fruit alias Salim Qureshi, relative of Chhota Shakeel, extorted an expensive vehicle and over Rs 7 lakh from a businessman by threatening to kill them. Salim Fruit has also been named in the FIR.

Following the secret information, the crime branch's AEC team laid the trap and arrested the accused from the Andheri area. The Crime Branch has also filed a petition in the NIA Special Court seeking the custody of Salim Fruit.

The police will present the arrested accused Riyaz Bhati in court on Tuesday and will demand his custody.

A case of extortion was also registered against Riyaz Bhati at Goregaon Police Station in Mumbai. Bhati is an accused, along with former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh, in an extortion case lodged at Mumbai's Goregaon police station. After the registration of the case, Bhati had earlier also approached the court, but the anticipatory bail petition was also rejected by the court at that time. The case is being investigated further.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai updates: City sees yet another hazy weekend as air quality inches closer to 'very poor'...

Mumbai updates: City sees yet another hazy weekend as air quality inches closer to 'very poor'...

Mumbai: 2 groups clash after boy's bicycle hits man; cops arrest one

Mumbai: 2 groups clash after boy's bicycle hits man; cops arrest one

Mumbai weather update: City's AQI remains 'poor' at 193; temperature at 31°C

Mumbai weather update: City's AQI remains 'poor' at 193; temperature at 31°C

The Youth Equine Leadership Program uses horses to imbibe leadership qualities in youth

The Youth Equine Leadership Program uses horses to imbibe leadership qualities in youth

Thane will be pothole-free in six months: TMC chief Abhijit Bangar

Thane will be pothole-free in six months: TMC chief Abhijit Bangar