Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar arrested by Mumbai police in extortion case

Ruben Ruiz
September 19, 2017

City's encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma, who was recently instated in anti extortion cell in Thane, arrested Kaaskar.

Mumbai: Fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim's younger brother Iqbal Kaskar (60) was arrested by the quick response team of Thane police late Monday evening after a builder lodged a complaint of extortion against him.

The officer told News Nation that Thane crime branch had received a complaint from a renowned businessman regarding an extortion threat by Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar and his gang.

"This irked the builder", said a police officer requesting anonymity.

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Earlier this month Kaskar was asked to vacate two dilapidated buildings in Mumbai which the authorities said were acquired illegally, reported PTI.

Sources in the state police said that after being arrested, Kaskar was whisked away by the police to an undisclosed destination for quizzing.

Kaskar had been deported to India from United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2003 in relation to a murder case and the Sara Sahara illegal construction case. However, he was acquitted by a court in both the cases. He was also arrested in 2015 for allegedly assaulting a real estate agent in south Mumbai for extortion money of Rs3 lakh.

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