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Mumbai Police arrest businessman Riyaz Bhati in extortion case

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The Mumbai Police’s Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) has arrested businessman Riyaz Bhati, who is said to have links with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, in connection with an extortion case, officials said.

The AEC nabbed Bhati on Monday from suburban Andheri and seized two mobile phones from him, they said, adding that he was wanted in the extortion case registered at Versova police station in Mumbai.

According to an official, Bhati and Mohammad Salim Iqbal Qureshi alias Salim Fruit, a relative of Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Chhota Shakeel, had allegedly threatened to kill a businessman from Versova.

Bhati and Salim Fruit had allegedly extorted a car valued at Rs 30 lakh and Rs 7.5 lakh cash from the businessman, he said.

The AEC nabbed Bhati on Monday from suburban Andheri and seized two mobile phones from him, they said, adding that he was wanted in the extortion case registered at Versova police station in Mumbai.

According to an official, Bhati and Mohammad Salim Iqbal Qureshi alias Salim Fruit, a relative of Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Chhota Shakeel, had allegedly threatened to kill a businessman from Versova.

Bhati and Salim Fruit had allegedly extorted a car valued at Rs 30 lakh and Rs 7.5 lakh cash from the businessman, he said.

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