Tariq Parveen, an alleged close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim was arrested from Mumbai's Dongri area on Sunday, police said.
"Tariq Parveen, a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, arrested from Dongri today, in connection with an extortion case," said S Rastogi, Joint Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.
Mr Rastogi further added that Parveen was arrested as per the inputs received from another accused in an extortion case.
"Ejaz Yusuf Lakdawala (arrested earlier in an extortion case) had revealed that Parveen used to help him in extortion," Mr Rastogi said.
The arrest was made by the Anti Extortion cell of the Mumbai Police, based on a complaint lodged at the MRA Marg police station.
Apart from Tariq Parveen, the names of Dawood Ibrahim and his associates Ejaz Lakdawala, Salim Furniturewala have also been included in this FIR.