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Mumbai: NIA detains Chhota Shakeel's aide Salim Fruit, three others after raids at multiple places

After conducting raids in Bandra, Kurla and Mahim, three others including Suhail Khandwani, Managing Trustee Mahim Dargah and Haji Ali Dargah, were taken into custody by the agency.

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Monday, May 09, 2022, 02:09 PM IST

Chota Shakeel's aide Salim Fruit being detained by NIA | ANI
Chota Shakeel's aide Salim Fruit being detained by NIA | ANI
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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday morning detained gangster Chhota Shakeel's aide Salim Qureshi aka Salim Fruit in Mumbai after conducting raids at over 20 places here and in adjoining Thane district against associates of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, an official said.

After conducting raids in Bandra, Kurla and Mahim, three others including Suhail Khandwani, Managing Trustee Mahim Dargah and Haji Ali Dargah, were taken into custody by the agency.

The NIA picked up Qureshi, the husband of Shakeel's sister-in-law, from his residence in Bhendi Bazar area of south Mumbai, he said.

The central agency conducted raids at a housing society in Mumbai's Nagpada area, Bhendi Bazar, Santacruz, Mahim, Goregaon areas of Mumbai, Mumbra in Thane and other places against associates of Dawood Ibrahim.

Several hawala operators and drug peddlers were allegedly associated with Ibrahim, official said.

In February this year, the Enforcement Directorate had questioned Qureshi as part of its probe in a money laundering case linked to Dawood Ibrahim.

(With agency inputs)

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Published on: Monday, May 09, 2022, 02:09 PM IST