Mumbai. Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s assistant and gangster Riyaz Bhati has been arrested by Mumbai Police. The Anti Extortion Cell of Mumbai Crime Branch has arrested Bhati, who has been absconding for a long time, from Andheri area of Mumbai. Giving information, the Mumbai Crime Branch said that a case of extortion and death threats has been registered against him. He will be produced in the court today. A case of extortion has been registered against Salim Qureshi alias Salim Fruit and Riyaz Bhati at Versova police station in Mumbai. After registering the case, the Anti-Extortion Cell of the Crime Branch investigated the matter.
According to the information, Salim Fruit, a relative of Riyaz Bhati and Chhota Shakeel, had extorted an expensive car and more than Rs 7 lakh by threatening to kill a businessman from Andheri. After which the businessman had lodged a complaint at Versova police station. The information was given by the Mumbai Crime Branch. The Crime Branch’s AEC team, which was probing the case, had received information that Riyaz Bhati was coming to a place in Andheri, Mumbai, after which Bhati was arrested by laying a trap.
According to media reports, Riyaz Bhati is a notorious gangster, who is believed to have a direct connection with the Dawood Ibrahim gang. Several cases of extortion, land grabbing, cheating, forgery and firing are registered against Bhati. In the years 2015 and 2020, he has been arrested while trying to flee the country in violation of court orders through fake passports. Let us tell you that Riyaz Bati is a co-accused in a case registered in Goregaon in July on Parambir Singh and Sachin Waje. According to sources, Riyaz Bhati used to extort money from bars and restaurants at the behest of Waje. In this case, his anticipatory bail was canceled by the court in the month of September. Since then he is on the run.
Tags: Dawood ibrahim, Maharashtra, Mumbai police
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 27, 2022, 05:23 IST