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NIA arrests member of Dawood gang for `aiding terrorist activities'

Qureshi played an active role in extorting huge amounts of money in Shakeel's name from property dealings and dispute settlements for raising "terror funds in furtherance of terrorist activities of D company.

Paras Bisht Edited By: Paras Bisht @ParasBisht15 Mumbai Updated on: August 05, 2022 7:55 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE IMAGE) NIA arrested Salim Qureshi alias `Salim Fruit', a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang, for allegedly aiding the gang's terrorist activities.

Highlights

  • NIA on Thursday arrested Salim Qureshi alias `Salim Fruit', a member of Dawood Ibrahim gang
  • He was a close aide of fugitive gangster Chhota Shakeel
  • Qureshi played an active role in extorting huge amounts of money in Shakeel's name

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested Salim Qureshi alias `Salim Fruit', a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang, for allegedly aiding the gang's terrorist activities. He was a close aide of fugitive gangster Chhota Shakeel.

The agency said in a release that Qureshi played an active role in extorting huge amounts of money in Shakeel's name from property dealings and dispute settlements for raising "terror funds in furtherance of terrorist activities of D company".

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A case was registered on February 3 pertaining to "terrorist and criminal activities" like smuggling, narco-terrorism, money laundering, circulation of fake currency, raising terror funds and working in active collaboration with international terrorist organization including Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Al Qaeda" by Dawood Ibrahim and his associates, the NIA said. Two persons were earlier arrested in the case on May 12, it said.

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