In a major breakthrough, Delhi Police has arrested Fazl-ur-Rahman, against whom Interpol issued a red corner notice, on Indo-Nepal border near Gorakhpur.
Rahman, suspected to be key aide of Dawood Ibrahim and wanted in more than 30 cases of extortion, kidnapping for ransom and blackmailing, was arrested on Sunday evening between Sanoli and Gorakhpur by a team of Special Branch, Delhi Police Commissioner KK Paul said on Monday.
A trap was laid by the police after receiving information that the dreaded gangster, who has been elusive for last nine years, was frequently visiting his hometown in Bihar, Paul said.
Rahman, after staying in Dubai for nine years, had shifted his base to Nepal last year, the commissioner said.
He was brought to Delhi by road and was presented in a court on Monday, Paul said, adding he has been given 10 days police custody.
According to the information available with the police, Rahaman was also friends with Babloo Shrivastava, accused in several criminal cases.