Has fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim's long-time aide Chhota Shakeel parted ways with him? If sources in India's intelligence agencies are to be believed, he has. He has also moved away from the Clifton area of Karachi, where both had been based ever since they fled Mumbai in the 1980s, and is currently holed up at an unknown location, sources said.
One of the main reasons for the fallout is reportedly an argument that Shakeel, who is in his 50s, recently had with Dawood over the latter's younger brother Anees Ibrahim's alleged interference in the gang's operations.
Though Shakeel is known as Dawood's most trusted lieutenant and has played a major role in handling the gang's activities for the past three decades, sources claimed that Anees, who also lives in Pakistan with his elder brother, has at various times attempted to gain the upper hand.
Despite Dawood making it clear to his sibling that he should not come in the way, Anees reportedly exceeded his brief recently, sparking an argument between the gang leader and Shakeel and prompting Shakeel to stay away after that.
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