Dawood’s two aides get 14-day judicial custody


Mumbai court on Friday sent two associates of Dawood Ibrahim who were suspected in the D-company case, to 14-day judicial custody.

A special court sent the Mumbai residents’ brothers Arif Abubakar Shaikh (59) and Shabbir Abubakar Shaikh (51), to NIA custody till May 20. Earlier in February, the NIA had booked Dawood and others on charges of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) (UAPA) Act. On Friday, it arrested Arif and Shabbir claiming that they were involved in activities of the gang in the western suburbs of Mumbai. They have also been booked under UAPA.

The symposium served to showcase cutting edge technologies and innovative products providing solutions to some of the complex challenges faced by the security forces in Northern Command and also acted as an ideal platform for mutual exchange of ideas between the domestic defence industry and the Army. The technologies and products on display covered a wide canvas, the prominent ones being surveillance and situational awareness, tactical mobility, firepower, force protection, communications, combat medical facility, robotics and simulators.

The symposium was a huge success and Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, AVSM lauded the initiative and innovations of all the vendors. The General Officer expressed his conviction that the plethora of technologies available indigenously can further boost the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” project of the nation. The spirit of Atmanirbharta demands that research and development, the domestic defence industry and Army have work in a synchronized manner to realise the nation’s vision.