Mumbai, August 4
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 NIA said in a release.
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,” the agency claimed.
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.