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Mumbai police’s Anti Extortion Cell detained Riyaz Bhati close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, amid extortion case

The Mumbai police's Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) has detained Riyaz Bhati in connection with an extortion case, he is a close aide to Dawood Ibrahim.

By wasmulhaq 
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Mumbai: The Mumbai police’s Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) has detained Riyaz Bhati in connection with an extortion case reported to the Versova police station in Mumbai’s Andheri. He is a close aide to Dawood Ibrahim.

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An FIR against Bhati was registered after a businessman claimed that Bhati had threatened him and demanded a car worth Rs. 30 lakh and 7.5 lakh in cash.

The FIR also listed the names of Chota Shakeel, a close associate of Dawood Ibrahim, and Salim Qureshi, Shakeel’s brother-in-law. Salim, who is now in judicial detention, will be taken into the AEC team’s custody while Riyaz has been placed in police custody.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Salim last month in a case against Dawood Ibrahim.

Devendra Fadnavis, the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, recently said that strict action would be taken against Dawood Ibrahim and his aides in the state.

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