Terror accused Jan Mohammed Sheikh alias Sameer Kaliya who was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on Tuesday was below the scanner of Mumbai police for a very long time for his connection with the Dawood Ibrahim gang.
On Tuesday, officers had said that the Delhi Police’s Special Cell busted a Pakistan-organised terror module and arrested six, together with two Pakistan-trained suspected terrorists.
Jan Mohammed Sheikh’s identify had come up after the arrest of Fazlu Rehman Khan alias Mujju final yr by the Anti (*6*) Cell of the Mumbai Crime department. Khan was the shut aide of Faheem Machmach — a deceased gangster and henchman of the Dawood Ibrahim gang.
Fazlu Rehman Khan and two others have been arrested once they had deliberate to get rid of a South Mumbai businessman for Anees Ibrahim, brother of Dawood Ibrahim, on the directions of Faheem Machmach. Two pistols and stay cartridges have been then recovered from them.
Fazlu Rehman Khan had revealed the names of his identified associates working for Faheem Machmach on the behest of Anees Ibrahim.
One of the names as per Mumbai Crime Branch sources was of Jan Mohammed Sheikh alias Sameer Kaliya.
Mumbai police had stored an in depth eye on Jan Mohammed Sheikh’s actions for a while however could not discover however he was not lively throughout that interval.
As per sources, Jan Mohammed Sheikh, a resident of Dharavi in Mumbai, operated like a sleeper cell for Faheem Machmach until his loss of life final month on account of Covid-19 and since then was taking orders immediately from Anees Ibrahim.
Jan Mohammed was additionally suspected of supplying arms and ammunition for the gang’s actions however maintained a low profile since Fazli Rehman alias Mujju’s arrest final yr in November.
Jan Mohammed’s members of the family have been questioned final night by Mumbai police officers on the Dharavi police station. Sources mentioned the family members denied realizing something about Jan Mohammed’s function in terror-related actions.
On Tuesday, officers had said that the Delhi Police’s Special Cell busted a Pakistan-organised terror module and arrested six, together with two Pakistan-trained suspected terrorists. RDX-fitted IEDs (improvised explosive gadget) have been recovered from them within the multi-state operation, the Delhi Police mentioned.
The 4 who’ve been despatched to fourteen-day police custody have been recognized as Jan Mohammed Sheikh from Maharashtra, Osama Sami from Delhi, Lala alias Moolchand from UP’s Raebareili and Mohd Abu Bakar.
The different two — Zeeshan Qamar from UP’s Prayagraj and Mohd Amir Javed from Lucknow — will probably be produced earlier than the court docket on Wednesday afternoon.
Osama Sami and Lala reportedly have prison backgrounds and have beforehand labored within the underworld.
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