Chhota Shakeel (Shakeel Babumiya Shaikh), is an Indian, accused of association with Dawood Ibrahim. According to old hats, one of his stories which put him in the spotlight was his encounter with the customs officer. A sr customs officer raided when he was smuggling some goods, while he was trapped in the room being of shorter height he jumped out of the window in the sea only to return with more of his men to intimidate the officer and claim back his booty. In September 2000, Chhota Shakeel admitted to having planned an attack on Chhota Rajan. In 2001, he accepted his involvement in financing Hindi films in an interview to India Today magazine.