An alleged close aide of gangster Chhota Shakeel, arrested in an extortion case, died of heart attack, an official said.
Bilal Shamsi (51) was taken to the state-run J J Hospital from the Arthur Road jail here after he complained of chest pain and fell unconscious on Wednesday, the senior prison department official said.
He died during treatment, the official added.
Shamsi had been arrested by the Anti Extortion Cell of Mumbai Police in January along with his three aides for allegedly extorting Rs 5 crore from a city-based builder on behalf of Shakeel, he said.
Shakeel, who is believed to be hiding abroad, is a wanted accused in the case.
Shamsi’s body was handed over to the family members after autopsy, the official said.