Mohammad Ali Shaikh--king of mumbai docks

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    MUMBAI: From a local diesel smuggler who mainly operated on the high seas in the 1980s, Mohammed Ali Shaikh has grown exponentially, expanded his network across the oceans and became a trusted person for anti-nationals to plan their operations in Mumbai, which is always on the radar of the terrorists.

    Though the city crime branch last month woke up from its slumber and booked Ali for his links with fugitive gangster Chhota Shakeel, his close connections with some of the dreaded criminals and anti-nationals have been ignored by various establishments for years together.

    The classic example was that in late 2006 when he flew from Karachi to Saudi Arabia along with gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel, and the agencies could do nothing. That too when there was no dearth of information for them to act on. Sources recall that the Intelligence Bureau in Mumbai was tipped off with details like flight number and the timing of the take off. The IB shared it with its headquarters who too was working on some information. The IB , sources said, put together all the details and passed it on to the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia who in turn passed on the information to the authorities there. The flight had not landed then but the Indian authorities were strictly told to lay off.

    What is intriguing, more than the refusal of Saudi authorities to cooperate, is the reluctance of Indian authorities to book Dawood's accomplice. Ali returned to Mumbai and continued with his operations without any hindrance, which suggests that several of those who should have acted against him had been 'taken care off'. Sources confirm that the local police who should have initiated action against him were rewarded handsomely. The customs department and the coast guard which keep a close watch on the activities at sea were also paid off, sources in the security establishment said.

    The result: Ali emerged as a key man for any anti-national activities undertaken by the sea as he had a complete control over the docks. He ordered the killing of his associate Chand Madar last month when he realised that he was becoming too big for his shoes.

    It is the fact of Ali's control over the sea that led David Headley to approach Chand, during one of his visits to the city, to carry out a recee of the sea in prepartion for 26/11. Ali and Chand were together then. Ali was also the pointsman whom two relatives of the 1992 Bali bombing tried to to rent out a flat in south Mumbai to plan an attack on the US Consulate by sea. An official from the security establishment said that he had been on their radar for years, but the authorities who could have booked him under various laws of the country turned a blind eye. "The result is there for everyone to see. Why blame us?" he asked. "Ali was behind the killing of additional commissioner of customs L D Aurora after the March 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. Aurora had identified Tiger Memon, one of the key consprirators of the basts. Memon gave the supari to Ali who passed it on to gangster Babloo Srivastava. This is a fact known to investigating agencies in the country. What have they done?" the official asked.

    Even some of the political leaders were close to him. Ali contested the last LS elections on a BSP ticket. He has been since embraced by Congress. A customs official recalled that in the late 80s Ali and his aides at gun point ordered the release of gold consignment seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials at JNPT.The officers had no option but to release it .In many cases officers have refused to identify him ,as they had been paid handsomely.

    Interestingly ,he has also won the contract for ground handling in Jawaharlal nehru port trust at nhawa-shewa . This is surprising ,given that he was under the scanner for all these years.


    Read more: Don aide paid his way to be terror agent - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...r-agent/articleshow/6801041.cms#ixzz13NIvbxQO
     
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    What is not entirely clear from this article is what his role is in the 26/11 mumbai attacks .

    Since he controls the docks and seas,I wonder how could the mumbai attacks occur without his connivance ?

    The article gives a hint of his involvement , but surely it is much more than the article says.....

    Needless to say , people from the entire spectrum of political parties are involved with this guy ,and top politicians are in his pocket.

    Unlike Dawood ,he has the chutzpah to stay in India ,and act as his agent.

    The fact that he is allowed to do so ,shows how rotten to the core is our establishment......
     

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