Bengaluru: Rashid Malbari, close aide of Dubai-based underworld don Chhota Shakeel, and a well known sharp shooter was arrested at Abu Dhabi. However, authorities are yet to confirm this report.
Rashid Malbari (47) was hiding in the gulf after he escaped.
Malbari, who was facing a number of charges including murder attempt, had been lodged in a prison in the city. On July 21, 2014, he was granted bail. On July 26 that year, he was to appear in a court at Mangaluru but he failed to appear there. As it became clear thereafter that he had escaped, the court had issued arrest warrant but he remained elusive. Mangaluru police had thereafter taken measures to issue red corner and lookout notices for him.
It has been learnt that after his release from the prison, Malbari got married to a woman from Udupi and fled to the gulf.
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City police commissioner, T R Suresh, said that he too has received information about Malbari’s arrest but is not sure of sources on the same.