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Chronology leading to Bharat Shah judgment

September 30, 2003 14:32 IST

Following are the highlights of the case of alleged Bollywood nexus with underworld:

  • Police record 32 telephonic conversations between producer Nasim Rizvi, financier Bharat Shah and Pakistan-based gangster Chhota Shakeel during the period October 27, 2000 to November 30, 2000.
  • Police record telephonic talk between Shakeel and four film personalities -- Sanjay Dutt, Mahesh Manjrekar, Sanjay Gupta and Harish Sughand on November 14, 2000.
  • Accused Nasim Rizvi is arrested on December 12, 2000.
  • Accused Abdul Rahim Allah Baksh is arrested on December 20, 2000.
  • Accused Bharat Shah is arrested on January 8, 2001.
  • Dubai-based businessman Mohammed Shamshuddin alias Bhatija is arrested on December 19, 2001 from Chennai airport and brought to Mumbai for trial.
  • Accused Bharat Shah gets bail on April 3, 2002 on a Supreme Court directive. Earlier his bail was rejected eight times in lower court and High Court.
  • Mumbai high court rejects bail of Nasim Rizvi on August 12, 2002.
  • Prosecution examines 72 witnesses. Fourteen of them turn hostile.
  • Court frames charges against Shah, Rizvi, Mohammed Shamshuddin and Abdul Rahim Allah Baksh on July 13, 2001.


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