Brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar on Thursday made some startling revelations during interrogation by the Thane police and Intelligence Bureau. Iqbal confirmed that his brother Dawood is in Pakistan.

Police officers investigating the case said that Iqbal has provided some vital information related to Dawood and his whereabouts which will help in building a strong case.

Iqbal also told the investigative agencies that Dawood is scared of calling his men and family members in India as his phone might have been tapped. 

Iqbal Kaskar and two others were arrested on Monday by Thane police after a complaint by a builder. Thane Anti-Extortion Cell picked up Kaskar from his Mumbai residence.

According to police, Kaskar had been threatening builders on behalf of his brother Dawood Ibrahim to extort money and some of the builders had already paid huge sums of money to Kaskar.

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.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Thursday said that Fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar wants to return to India and is currently negotiating a settlement with the BJP-led government at the centre.

Thackeray also added that Dawood is now very sick and crippled, he is very keen to return to India and breathe his last in his motherland.

“He is currently engaged in a ‘setting’ with the government for this and this could happen,” Thackeray said at a huge gathering to launch his official Facebook Page.

First Published | 22 September 2017 10:27 AM
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