The Thane crime branch has arrested Mohammad Ahmad Khan Mahadik, an old aide of gangster Dawood Ibrahim, from Kausa, Mumbra. There are many cases such as murder, extortion and grievous hurt registered against Mahadik in various Mumbai police stations.
According to the police, the court released Mahadik on bail in 1997 and he had been absconding since then. To avoid the court process, he had made a fake passport in the name of Pathan Yusuf Khan Usman and fled to Muscat.
Earlier, crime branch officers got a tip-off that he returned to India along with his family and started residing at Amresh building at Kausa. After getting permission from higher officers, assistant police inspector Samir Ahirrao and his team kept an eye on him and confirmed his presence at the said address. After a few days, the police laid a trap and arrested him.
The police also seized his fake passport. Mahadik confessed that one Joseph had helped him to procure the fake passport. The police has registered an offence of making fake passport along with the previous offence.
The police has taken Mahadik into custody.