Mumbai: In a major boost to the investigation against underworld don Chota Shakeel and Dawood Ibrahim, the Mumbai Police has arrested Afroz Wadariya aka Ahmed Raza here, officials said.
Senior Mumbai Police officials told IANS that Wadariya, who was a close aide of Shakeel and used to handle the hawala transactions for them was arrested on Tuesday on the basis of a Look Out Circular notice issued against him here.
The official said that as soon as he reached Mumbai he was arrested at the airport and handed over to the Mumbai Police.
According to the police official, Wadariya was the person who carried out the hawala transactions on the advice of underworld dons Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Shakeel.
The official said that Wadariya was directly connected to Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Fahim Machmach.