NBW against Dawood, gutkha barons
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NBW against Dawood, gutkha barons

A special court issued warrants against five in a case of alleged nexus between underworld and gutkha producers.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2006 21:09 IST

A special court on Monday issued non-bailable warrants against five persons wanted in a case of alleged nexus between the underworld and the gutkha producers.

The persons included fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, gutkha barons Rasiklal Dhariwal and Jagdish Joshi.

Apart from Dawood, Dhariwal and Joshi, others named in the non-bailable warrant are: Dawood's brother Anees Ibrahim and Salim, an associate of underworld don.

The warrant was issued under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) by designated Judge AP Bhangale on a plea made by the CBI.

Earlier last week, Mumbai Police Commissioner AN Roy had accorded sanction of prosecution of Joshi and Dhariwal under the MCOCA case.

The case was registered after Mumbai Police allegedly came across evidence of their collusion with the underworld.

The Mumbai Police and later on the CBI has alleged that the gutkha barons took help of Dawood Ibrahim to settle a business dispute.

First Published: Feb 27, 2006 20:14 IST