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Mumbai: AK-56 seized from Dawood gang member's house; wife arrested

07 Jul 2018 | By Manoj Panchal
Thane cops arrest Dawood aide Naeem Khan's wife

An AK-56 rifle has been seized from the house of a member of Dawood Ibrahim gang in suburban Goregaon in Mumbai.

Apart from an AK-56 assault rifle, three magazines, a 9mm pistol and 13 live cartridges were seized from Naeem Khan's house by Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) of Thane Police.

The assault rifle was lying at Khan's house for a long time, police claimed.

In context: Thane cops arrest Dawood aide Naeem Khan's wife

07 Jul 2018Mumbai: AK-56 seized from Dawood gang member's house; wife arrested

DetailsThe raid followed interrogation of two alleged drug peddlers

"Yasmin Naim Khan (35), the wife of Dawood Ibrahim gang member Naeem Khan, was arrested following the raid on the couple's house yesterday," a senior official of Thane Police said.

The raid followed interrogation of two alleged drug peddlers, Jahid Zali Shoukat Kashmiri (47) and Sanjay Shroff (47), arrested by the Thane AEC from Nagpada in central Mumbai two days ago.

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Naeem Khan is currently lodged in Thane prison, awaiting trial

Naeem KhanNaeem Khan is currently lodged in Thane prison, awaiting trial

Naeem Khan was arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch under the MCOCA in 2016.

He and some others had allegedly planned to kill Iqbal Attarwala, a former gang member, on the instructions of fugitive gangster Chhota Shakeel.

They were arrested before the plan could be executed.

AEC sleuths are questioning Yasmin Khan as to why the weapons and ammunition were stored at the house.