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Deported Shakeel aide Anjum remanded in police custody till Dec 5

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Nov 22 (UNI) Anjum Adam Phajalani, a close aide of underworld don Chhota Shakeel who was deported from Dubai, has been booked under the stringent MCOCA for his alleged involvement in the case pertaining to diamond merchant and film financier Bharat Shah.

Anjum was produced before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) judge M R Bhatkar who remanded him in the police custody till December 5.

The judge wanted to know from him whether he had appointed a lawyer, to which Anjum replied in the negative. The judge further asked him if he had any complaints against the police, to which also he replied in the negative.

A seperate trial will be conducted against Anjum in the Bharat Shah case.

According to police sources, Anjum was wanted in the high profile Bharat Shah case as a conspirator. He had allegedly put pressure on actor Salman Khan to act in the film ''Chori Chori Chupke Chupke'' which was financed by the diamond merchant Bharat Shah at the instance of Chhota Shakeel. The film was produced by Nasim Rizvi in 2000.

Later, both Shah and Rizvi were arrested for allegedly abetting the underworld don in his extortion activities. A special court here had sentenced Shah to a year's imprisonment in 2003 for concealing information about Chhota Shakeel's extortion activities, while Rizvi was sentenced to six years rigorous imprisonment for aiding Chhota Shakeel in extorting money from film personalities.


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