In a big breakthrough for the Mumbai Police, Dawood Ibrahim's top aide Ejaz Lakdawala has been arrested from Patna. The arrest was made at 10:30 pm on Wednesday by Mumbai Police's anti-extortion cell. The gangster has been remanded to police custody till January 21 by a court. Lakdawala was on the run for the last 20 years.
Speaking on his arrest, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Santosh Rastogi said, "His daughter (Sonia Lakdawala) was in our custody. She gave a lot of information to us. Our sources also told us about his arrival in Patna, he was arrested in Jattanpur police station limits."
As per reports, Lakdawala's daughter was also involved in threatening and extortion cases. Recently, she was accused of demanding extortion from a realtor in Mumbai's Bandra by threatening him on his father's name.
The gangster was involved in several cases of murder, ransom and anti-India activities. He also travelled to Pakistan several times on false documents and passports.
Lakdawala also worked with underworld don Chota Rajan. Being involved with Dawood Ibrahim, Chota Rajan, Ejaj had also built his own network and was accused in several extortion cases.
In December last month, Lakdawala's daughter Soniya Lakdawala was held at Mumbai international airport for allegedly trying to fly out with her daughter on a fake passport. A Khar-based developer had filed a case of extortion against Ejaz Lakdawala and his brother Akil in March 2019.