HYDERABAD: Notorious gangster Ayub Khan, who was nabbed by the Interpol at Mumbai airport on Sunday, was brought to city on Monday amidst tight security. With over 50 cases filed against him, police are in the process of dusting some of the old records and files against him.
Khan has reportedly amassed movable and immovable assets worth over `1,000 crore through his illegal activities and with respect to his illegal gold smuggling, the city police would take the assistance of Directorate of Revenue Intelligent (DRI) and Central Customs officials. With the gangster in custody now, the south zone police are all set to question him in numerous cases where he is the prime accused. K Ashok Chakravarthy, assistant commissioner of police, Charminar, said, “It was a major catch. By detaining Ayub Khan, we will be able to detect many more cases after questioning him.” Police have already gathered records in which Ayub is accused and formed teams for questioning him on serious offences committed by him. The last time Khan was arrested, he secured bail and fled the country by procuring fake passports.
Gold smuggling: Ayub’s links with gold smuggling came to light following arrest of his associates in city when police seized 4.19 gold from them. On November 5, 2015, the Task Force police arrested Zafar Ahmed, Syed Wajeed, Arif Ali Shaik, airport representative of Western Hotel and Md Taheruddin for possessing huge gold that was smuggled to RGIA.
During questioning, the accused told police that the gold was smuggled from Dubai by one Md Feroz Khan, currently residing in Dubai and Ayub Khan was the man behind the gold smuggling to the city.
After police invoked PD Act on Ayub Khan for committing repeated offences, he fled to Dubai from Mumbai on fake passport. Ayub and his friends were also involved in 1990 communal riots among other 50 cases.