Just when it was widely reported that Chhota Shakeel, the most trusted lieutenant of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim had died in Pakistan, News Nation unearthed the truth.
Listen to the alleged telephonic conversation between the D-Company 'CEO' and News Nation correspondent Rumman Ullah Khan.
Here is what all the man who claims to be Chhota Shakeel said:
# Yes, I am Chhota Shakeel and the dead don't speak. I am not detached from Dawood, we are very much together.
# I am at Morocco and Anees is my brother, says Chhota Shakeel revealing his location.
# I came here for some business related work.
# I don't know how you people get the clips of my death, you should verify the clips before running those.
# Once you look up, you will find me, says Chhota Shakeel.
Initially Shakeel ran a dubious travel agency in Dongri, Mumbai. He was one of the early members in the D-Company along with Bishal Cheetah, Johnny Akhawat and Liger Bhai or Mushu Bhai. He joined Dawood in Dubai in 1988.
Sharad Shetty managed the match fixing, betting and hawala deals for Dawood while Chhota Rajan managed the gang's criminal activities in Mumbai. After the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts and the Dawood-Chhota Rajan split, Shakeel took over the day-to-day operations of the D-Company.
He was a mentor to Abu Salem and entrusted him the responsibility of Bollywood film financing and acquiring overseas film rights. Later they had a fallout and Abu Salem branched out on his own.