In a major boost to investigation against underworld don Chhota Shakeel and Dawood Ibrahim, the Mumbai police has arrested Afroz Wadariya aka Ahmed Raza here, officials said.
Senior Mumbai police officials said Wadariya, who was a close aide of Shakeel and used to handle the hawala transactions for them was arrested on Tuesday on the basis of a Look Out Circular notice issued against him.
The official said that as soon as he reached Mumbai he was arrested at the airport and handed over to the Mumbai police.
According to police, Wadariya was the person who carried out the hawala transactions on the advice of underworld dons Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel.
The official said Wadariya was directly connected to Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Fahim Machmach.