In a joint operation UP Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Mumbai police on Monday arrested Tariq Parveen a close aide of Karachi based don Dawood Ibrahim from the Crawford Market area of Mumbai .
Talking to HT, ADG ( Law and Order) Mukul Goel said “Tariq was wanted in Laxmi Guest House case in Lucknow. The Special Task Force (STF) had raided the guest house on June 1, 1999 and arrested Azizuddin Sheikh and Akeel Ahmed, henchmen of Dawood gang”.
The police recovered AK 47, self loading rifle and cartridges from their possession. Tariq was also present in the guest house but managed to give slip to the cops.
A sharp shooter, Tariq won the confidence Dawood and started managing his finance and real estate business in Mumbai. He extorted builders and businessman to run the crime machine. He has invested in various real estate project and was busy constructing four residential towers in Mumbai worth Rs 1,000 crore.
He was also wanted by Mumbai police in the Sara Sahara illegal shopping complex case in south Mumbai. He was also booked with fugitive Faheem Machmach for extorting money from builders. When the pressure of the police increased, Tariq fled to Dubai in 2002 but managed to run the operation of Dawood through his network in Mumbai.
Mumbai police had charged Tariq, Dawood, Shakeel, Iqbal Kaskar and some officers of Mumbai Municipal Corporation under various sections of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and Indian Penal Code for conspiracy, criminal intimidation, extortion, aiding and abetting organised crime syndicate.
Tariq was deported to Mumbai in 2004 and was arrested at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In 2007 the special court acquitted Parveen on the ground of lack of evidence. After coming out of jail he was indulged in nefarious activities.
“The UP ATS and Mumbai police had launched a hunt for Tariq. Acting on a tip off the police arrested him on Monday. We will bring him to Lucknow on transit remand on Tuesday and produce him in the local court for police remand”, Goel said.