New Delhi: Iqbal Kaskar, the brother of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, was arrested on Monday night by the crime branch of the Thane Police in connection with an investigation into an extortion case, the police said. (Image: ANI)
Iqbal was taken into custody from his house in Nagpada area in Central Mumbai by a team led by encounter specialist and the anti-extortion cell's senior police inspector Pradeep Sharma, an official said. "Iqbal was brought for questioning in connection with an extortion case. After investigation, he was found to be involved in the case and arrested," the official said. (Image: ANI)
According to sources, some extortion calls were made in Iqbal's name to a Thane-based businessman. The businessman then approached the Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane Police with a complaint. Acting on the complaint this evening, Sharma's team went to Nagpada and took Iqbal into custody. "Names of 2-3 politicians have come up during probe, some of them are of corporator & higher ranks," said Paramvir Singh, Thane Police Commissioner. (Image: ANI)
"Dawood gang used to operate extortion racket. Iqbal Kaskar carried it out with certain builders. Sharp shooters also involved," Singh added. (Image: ANI)
Interestingly, Haseena Parkar, a crime film based on Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar in which Shraddha Kapoor is playing the lead role is also getting released this Friday.
About Iqbal Kaskar: Iqbal Kaskar is the brother of Gangster Dawood Ibrahim. Earlier also Kaskar was arrested in an extortion case in February 2015 and granted bail. A real estate agent, Mohammed Salim Shaikh, filed a complaint alleging that Kaskar and his men assaulted him and demanded Rs 3 lakh. (Image: ANI) (With inputs from PTI)