Fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim‘s younger brother Iqbal Kaskar was on Monday arrested by Thane police from his residence in Mumbai in connection to an extortion case after complaint by a a builder.

As per reports, police had been keeping close watch on Kaskar since his name came up in investigation. He had been threatening builders on behalf of his brother to extort money. Encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma led the team of police that picked up Kaskar. Sharma was recently reinstated and posted with the Thane crime branch’s anti extortion cell.

Kaskar was earlier arrested in February 2015 on charges of extortion and assault. He had been deported to India from the United Arab Emirates in 2003. Kaskar was wanted in a murder case as well as for his alleged role in the Sara Sahara case where a building came up illegally on government land. However, he was acquitted by a court in both the cases. 

First Published | 18 September 2017 11:08 PM
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