Iqbal Kaskar, brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and two others were sent to 8-day police custody by the Thane court on Tuesday in connection with the extortion case.

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.

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.

He 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.