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CBI tightens screws on gutka barons

February 08, 2006 00:24 IST
Last Updated: February 08, 2006 10:45 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation has asked Mumbai Commissioner of Police A N Roy to give sanction to prosecute gutka barons Jagdish Joshi and Manikchand Dhariwal for their alleged links with the underworld, sources said on Tuesday.

The CBI has sent a letter to Roy to this effect.

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Both the gutka barons are facing the allegations of exporting gutka packaging machinery to Pakistan via Dubai to help underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Earlier, CBI had charge-sheeted four accused Anees Ibrahim, Jamiruddin alias Jumbo, Rajesh Panchariya and Farooq Mansoori.

Anees, Dawood's brother, and Farooq are absconding while the other two had disclosed their alleged involvement after their arrest.

Joshi and Dhariwal had moved the Bombay high court challenging a special court order making them accused in the case. The petition is still pending.

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