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NIA turns the heat on Dawood's close aides, files chargesheet against Zahid Miyan

Updated: Aug 22, 2016 18:27 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 22 (ANI): The National Investigative Agency (NIA) filed a supplementary chargesheet relating to the FIR against underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Zahid Miyan, for his alleged role in 'the larger conspiracy to strike terror in the minds of the people belonging to a particular section of the society.

According to a statement by the NIA, Zahid was involved in the recruitment of persons for the commission of crime as well as in planning and execution of the conspiracy.

He was in touch with Javed Chikna, who has played a key role in the conspiracy (wanted in the 1993 Mumbai blast case).

Red Corner notices have also been issued against Zahid and Javed.

Zahid has been charged for commission of offences under section 16, 18, 18B and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and section 120B, 302 and 153-A of the Indian Penal Code.

Further investigation of the case is being continued to collect more evidence.

This is the latest development from India's side in the attempt to round up Dawood's aides across the globe.

Earlier, the NIA had approached the Interpol to trace Dawood's aide Javed Patel alias Javed Chikna in Pakistan, arrest him and hand him over to India.

According to reports, South Africa based Zahid Miyan was part of the team that masterminded the conspiracy to kill Hindu leaders and a list of BJP and RSS members was also prepared.

NIA investigation had revealed earlier that a new terror outfit was being planned by D-company and the conspiracy was hatched in Karachi and South Africa. (ANI)