NewsX has accessed the remand copy of an extortion case registered in Thane, Mumbai against Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, the brother of underworld don and India’s most wanted Dawood Ibrahim. Iqbal, a few days ago in a massive revelations had revealed that his brother is in Pakistan. Officials of teh investigating teams informed that Iqbal had provided some vital information related to Dawood.

Following his grilling by the investigation agencies, Dawood’s brother Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar along with two others were sent to 4-day police custody by a Thane court on September 27 in connection with an extortion case.

Kaskar along with his aides were nabbed in Mumbai by the anti-extortion cell of the police following complaint by a builder. Encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma had led the team that had picked up Kaskar.

Here are the details from remand copy in Kaskar’s extortion case:

  • Dawood aide Chhota Shakeel was instrumental in facilitating Iqbal’s extortion racket. Shakeel now finds place as a wanted accused in the case.
  • Thane police names Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Chhota Shakeel as a wanted accused in the extortion case in Thane in which Dawood’s brother Iqbal Kaskar and two others have been arrested.
  • Chhota Shakeel who’s in Pakistan used to operate from there whole extortion racket. He’s termed as CEO of whole team.
  • As per the remand copy filed by cops, they have sought for four more days extension

Role of Chhota Shakeel

  • He used to threaten and extort money via phone call and he used to sign important documents.
  • He was in touch of Iqbal Kaskar via Internet phone calls and skype.
  • The Thane court has granted four more days of police custody to Iqbal Kaskar, Israr Saiyyad and Mumtaz Shaikh for extorting Rs 30 lakhs and four flats in Thane from a realtor.

Among those who are still in wanted list of the investigation agencies apart from Chhota Shakeel are:

  • One suspected businessman in Borivali, Mumbai who used to fund the racket and two others from Bihar.
  • Shami and Guddu who are history sheeters from there. They used to threaten builders. They were known to arrested accused Mumtaz who is also from Patna. After any crime that Shami and Guddu used to commit, to take shelter they used to take help of Mumtaz.

(Chhota Shakeel’s name mentioned in the above document)

In an extortion call made by Kaskar, he said, “I am underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar. Iqrar Sayeed and Mumtaz Shaikh are my men. I have taken the land of Bharti Bhosale and her son Gurunath Bhosale at Waghbil road, Kavesar Thane.”

He went on to say, “Settle the matter the way I am suggesting otherwise my men will kill you. So think about what I am saying.”

First Published | 28 September 2017 8:38 AM
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