Riyaz Bhati, an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch's Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) on Tuesday. Riyaz Bhati was earlier arrested at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai in 2015 for possessing two passports. He was arrested during the immigration check when security agencies found two passports in his baggage with differing details mentioned in them.
Bhati had serious offences registered against him, including a firing case at Khandala in 2007 and 2008 and a land grabbing case at Malad in 2009.
Bhati was actively involved in the hawala business when D-company had a stronghold in Mumbai. It is said that he was still investing Dawood's money into hawala, according to reports.