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Chhota Shakeel's aide police custody extended

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Dec 5 (UNI) Underworld don Chhota Shakeel's aide Anjum Adam Phajalani, who was deported from Dubai last month and booked under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for his alleged involvement in the Bharat Shah case of 2001, was remanded in police custody till December 14.

Anjum, who was remanded to custody by MCOCA judge M R Bhatkar, was wanted in the Bharat Shah case as a conspirator.

Anjum is alleged to have used his SIM card to talk with gangster Shakeel and to threaten actor Salman Khan to act in ''Chori Chori Chupke Chupke''.

The film was financed by Bharat Shah and produced by Nasim Rizvi in 2000 at the instance of Chhota Shakeel.

Later, both the accused were arrested by the police for their alleged involvement with the gangster.

A special court here during 2003, sentenced film financier and diamond merchant Bharat Shah to one year imprisonment for concealing information from police to facilitate extortion activities of the underworld, while producer Nasim Rizvi was sentenced to six years rigorous imprisonment to target film personalities for personal gains with involving gangster chhota shakeel.

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


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