Court refuses to return pan card of Chhota Shakeel’s aide
MUMBAI: A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court refused to return the passport and PAN card of Rubina Sayyed — a close aide of underworld gangster Chhota Shakeel — noting that the documents are needed be in case Shakeel or his lieutenants, Fahim Machmach and Salim Langda, are arrested.
Sayyed — who was allegedly Shakeel’s girlfriend — was convicted in March 23, 2007 for handling the gang’s finances. The court had convicted Sayyed, along with three others for aiding and abetting the gang’s criminal activities.
“We filed for a plea for her documents to be returned in 2014,” Sayyed’s lawyer Rajendra Jawanjal said. “The documents were sought as it the lack of them hindered her daily activities. The police did not file a reply. Hence, this has been pending for two years,” Jawanjal added.
The special MCOCA judge V V Patil however, held that the special judge who convicted Sayyed had ordered the documents sought by her to be preserved as the case against those absconding is still to be resolved.