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14 years on, botched financial deal with powerful politician lands Dawood aide in police net

Tariq Parveen, who is a builder in Mumbai was picked up from his residence. According to UP police, Parveen was wanted in a 14-year-old case in which arms and ammunition including an AK-47 were recovered from his close associate. He was wanted in that case, 14-years thereafter he was arrested on Monday, police said.

“According to inputs by security agencies, Parveen was still in touch with Chotta Shakeel. This information came after  Shakeel’s phone was kept under surveillance. Parveen and Shakeel were apparently childhood friends. Also, in the recent past Parveen’s younger brother was killed by a Dawood aide,” a source said.

Parveen was earlier arrested in 2004 by Mumbai police in connection with the Sara Sahara illegal shopping complex case in south Mumbai involving Dawood’s younger brother Iqbal Kaskar, who was deported in 2003. He was booked under the Maharashtra Control for Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and served a five-year term by a lower court, later he was granted bail by the High Court.Since, then he has been staying in Mumbai. Now the question is: “Why did UP police fail to arrest him when his whereabouts were known?” According to a source, “ Acting at the behest of a powerful politician, UP police have arrested Parveen to settle a property deal between them.”

The name of this politician had also cropped in the Batla House Encounter in 2008, where a Delhi Police Special Cell Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma had been gunned down. According to the interrogation report (IR) in possession of Millennium Post, the Indian Mujahideen terrorist-- Shahzad Ahmed alias Pappu who shot Sharma apparently sought refuge in this politician’s home. The report further says that Pappu met the politician who gave him Rs 10,000 to hide somewhere else and promised all possible help after the chargesheet was filed, also in helping him surrender before the court.

“In the recent past a police team had arrested an associate of Parveen, identified as Ajjijuddin. The latter’s tip-off helped UP ATS nab Parveen. He has been produced in Shevadi court in Mumbai and the UP police has been granted  transit remand,” Additional Director General of UP Police (Law and Order) Mukul Goel told Millennium Post. Parveen has been booked under the Sections of 115, 121, 122, 123, 353, 504 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.
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