NIA arrests Salim Fruit, close aide of Dawood gang
Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested its member Salim Qureshi alias ‘Salim Fruit’ for allegedly helping the Dawood Ibrahim gang in terrorist activities. The NIA said in a release that Qureshi is a close associate of fugitive gangster Chhota Shakeel. The agency claimed that Qureshi “played an active role in extorting huge amounts of money in the name of Shakeel through property deals and dispute settlement to raise funds for furthering the terrorist activities of D Company”.
On February 3, the NIA had received a tip-off that Dawood Ibrahim was raising terror funds and working with Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Al Qaeda, and through close associates with criminal activities in India. controlling the. A case related to terrorists and criminal activities was registered on February 3 this year.