Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane Police arrested Pankaj Gangar on Thursday. Pankaj was involved in a betting racket and provided funds for Kaskar’s extortion activities, he was arrested from Sodawala Lane in Borivali west, north-west Mumbai. Iqbal Kaskar along with his aides Israr Jamil Sayyed and Mumtaz Ejaz Shaikh were nabbed in Mumbai by the anti-extortion cell of the police following a complaint by a builder on September 18. Encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma had led the team that had picked up Kaskar.

Iqbal, a few days ago in a massive revelation had revealed that his brother is in Pakistan. Officials of the 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-days police custody by a Thane court on September 27 in connection with an extortion case.

Police are on the lookout for some hitmen from Bihar and Mumbai as well as the person or persons who supplied them with weapons to threaten builders and extort money from them.

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.

First Published | 28 September 2017 7:10 PM
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