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Chhota Rajan aide arrested in UP

Special task force (STF) team on Saturday arrested an alleged member of the Chhota Rajan gang.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 21:19 IST

Special task force (STF) team on Saturday arrested an alleged member of the Chhota Rajan gang.

"Irfan Sheikh, an associate of underworld don Chhota Rajan, was arrested from Alopi Bagh locality under Daraganj police station area of the city," Additional Superintendent of Police Ashok Tripathi said.

He said Sheikh "has two cases of extortion and seven of the Gangsters Act against him in Mumbai."

He is also part of a hawala racket with links in Bahrain, Dubai and Malaysia, Tripathi said, adding he had been in touch with his bosses via satellite phone.

A revolver and some ammunition were recovered from him. Sheikh hails from Khadrauli village under Nawabganj police station area of the city, the ASP said.

First Published: Jan 28, 2006 21:19 IST