Dawood’s kin held in MumbaiFebruary 27th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) The crime branch of the Mumbai Police Wednesday arrested Sajid Wagle, nephew of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, on charges of extortion, according to police officials. Wagle, 30, has been arrested from Dongri, south Mumbai for allegedly extorting money from local builders and hoteliers, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Deven Bharti told IANS.
The arrested man is the son of Dawood Ibrahim’s elder sister Shahida Wagle who died last year.
“Wagle has been arrested by unit I of the crime branch and has been produced before a lower court in south Mumbai,” Bharti said.
The court has remanded Wagle in police custody till March 10.
Wagle was earlier arrested in March 1999 and again in 2004 on charges of extortion and threatening businessmen, especially those in the construction business.