NIA arrests member of Dawood gang for ‘aiding terrorist activities’

Salim Qureshi. File

Salim Qureshi. File | Photo Credit: VIVEK BENDRE

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 organisations 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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