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Dawood aide arrested near Nepal border

Central intelligence agencies, with the help of Nepal authorities, arrested an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim near the Nepal border on Wednesday.

The accused, identified as Abid Patel, was allegedly involved in the murder of two BJP leaders, one of them a senior functionary of the RSS in Gujarat's Bharuch district. The arrest is significant as it reflects the cooperation between the intelligence agencies of the two countries, despite the ongoing diplomatic tussle.

Patel is the brother of Javed Chikna, one of the close aides of Dawood . He was arrested while crossing over to Nepal, a senior government official said.

Security agencies had been tracking Patel’s activities after his name surfaced in the conspiracy of the killing of the two BJP leaders.

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Printable version | Jul 14, 2020 4:55:43 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/dawood-aide-arrested-near-nepal-border/article7942187.ece

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