<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two days after the Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane police arrested Iqbal Kaskar and his two henchmen in connection with alleged extortion of a builder in Thane, another jeweller has come forward on Wednesday claiming that the gang had extorted jewellery of Rs 15 lakh from him in 2015.According to the police, the jeweller approached them on Wednesday claiming that the two henchmen of Kaskar, Mumtaj Shaikh and Israr Sayed had forcibly entered his jewellery shop and extorted jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh and threatened him with dire consequences.”The victim was forced to sell his land to Kaskar but as he did not agree to sell it, the duo on the instructions of Kaskar had vandalised the shop and extorted jewellery. A case has been registered in Thane Nagar police station,” said a senior police officer.”We are now getting constant information about extortion carried out by the accused and we are approaching the complainants to register cases. We will register separate cases and will try to recover maximum properties extorted by the accused.”The two politicians and builders’ role is being probed. But prima facie it seems that the politicians would carry out a settlement with the victims and accused. We will summon and question them after which we will take a decision on whether to make the accused or not,” said Parambir Singh, Thane Police commissioner.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Anti-Extortion Cell of Mumbai police arrested a 39-year-old arms dealer on Thursday from Dongri, who had come there to sell the arms in Mumbai. The accused has been identified as Abdul Sattar Abdul Rehaman, a resident of Pydhonie.According to the police, they had received information that the accused would be arriving at New Bangalipura, Dongri with arms and ammunition. Following the tip-off, an AEC team led by Senior police inspector Vinayak Vast laid a trap and nabbed the accused, and have recovered firearms and 67 cartridges.“The accused was an Unani Hakim by profession but since he was in need of money he was looking to sell the ammunition. We are trying to ascertain where he got arms and who he was going to sell it to,” said a crime branch officer. Rehaman is in police custody till August 21.