'Dawood aide Takla could be arrested by CBI in gutkha case'
Mumbai: The arrest of Mohammed Farooq, alias Farooq Takla, could have a bearing on the gutkha case in which some businessman were accused of supplying machinery to fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim's brother Anees for a gutkha plant in Pakistan, a senior official said.
Takla is an absconder in the gutkha case which is being heard by a special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court here, police officials said.
Takla was on Thursday arrested from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport by the CBI after he arrived from Dubai.
Police said that Takla's role in the gutkha case had cropped wup during the confessional statement of another accused Jamiruddin Ansari alias Jumbo in 2004.
During Jumbo's confessional statement in the gutkha case, Farooq Takla s name had surfaced, Suresh Walishetty, retired Assistant Commissioner of Police said.