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Iqbal Kaskar’s Extortion Racket: History-sheeter detained in Mumbai by the Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane Crime Branch

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Thane crime branch’s Anti Extortion Cell on Monday evening, detained a history-sheeter from Mumbai for questioning in connection with the extortion racket recently busted by them.The detained has been identified as Mohammad Ahmed Mansuri alias Ahmad Langda. Mansuri is an accused in 1993 blast and also has an Arms Act case registered against him for being part of a shootout in JJ Hospital in 1992. He was also arrested for threatening former Bandra MLA Baba Siddique.According to the police, they were on the lookout for four people from D- gang in connection with the extortion racket that was allegedly run by Iqbal Kaskar, and two others. On Monday while they had laid a trap to apprehend the wanted accused, who would make calls to victims on behalf of Kaskar and Dawood gang to threaten the victims and extort money.The prime accused managed to flee but they nabbed the close associate of the accused. The police said the detained person is a history-sheeter and is an associate of the wanted accused who can lead them to the prime suspect. The police have detained him from, Teli mohalla of central Mumbai area. “We suspect that the detained accused can lead them to the wanted accused and he knows the whereabouts. The wanted accused were part of the gang and are untraceable since the FIR has been registered,”said a senior police officer from Thane police.Meanwhile the Thane police have got the email ID of Kaskar and have written a letter to nodal officer of Google in India seeking details of the email communication. The reply is likely to take a week

Cops likely to invoke MCOCA against Iqbal Kaskar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Thane police are setting the groundwork for applying the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar and his two aides in connection with the extortion racket case.A police source said they are now in the process of checking technicalities to invoke the Act and have written a letter to the Mumbai Police asking for Kaskar’s past record and details of the cases registered against Kaskar and his aides.To apply MCOCA in the case the police will have to prove that the gang is organised and committing crime for pecuniary gain. For application of MCOCA in a case, it is also mandatory that there should be at least two charge sheets filed in the past ten years against one of the accused in the case.

At time of arrest, Dawood’s brother Iqbal Kaskar was watching Kaun Banega Crorepati, eating biryani, says Thane Police

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, India’s most-wanted criminal, and his family’s life has an uncanny resemblance to a Bollywood masala movie.His transformation from a police constable’s son to Mumbai underworld don, his sister Haseena Parker’s ability to run the D-Company are well-documented and has inspired Bollywood time now and time again.Now, as the arrest of Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, younger brother of Dawood his national headlines, the very moment he was arrested may inspire another set of movies and books.According to the Thane Police, When Iqbal Kaskar was picked up from his home in south Mumbai late on Monday, he was watching the ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ show and eating biryani.Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh, while addressing media, revealed this interesting piece of information on Tuesday.Kaskar was picked up from his sister Haseena Parker’s home late on Monday by a crack team of Thane Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) and later placed under arrest.The Thane court on Tuesday sent Kaskar and two others to a police custody of eight days.”Iqbal Kaskar demanded four flats and Rs 30 lakh as ransom from a builder. The names of some other builders and politicians have also emerged during the investigation,” Singh told mediapersons on Tuesday.The police are now examining whether the dreaded Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) can be applied to Iqbal Kaskar and his brother Dawood, believed to be in Pakistan.Singh said Iqbal Kaskar has been running the extortion racket for quite some time and on Monday night the AEC finally arrested him.The police chief said he has threatened and made extortion calls to several builders in Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.Iqbal Kaskar was deported to India from UAE in 2003.In 2015, Kaskar was arrested in an extortion case in February and granted bail.At that time, areal estate agent, Mohammed Salim Shaikh, had filed a complaint alleging that Kaskar and his men assaulted him and demanded Rs 3 lakh.Watch Thane Police full presser here:

Extortion case: Dawood’s brother arrested; police say shooters brought from outside, politicians could be involved

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Thane police in Maharashtra state on Tuesday said that they are probing a role of local politicians including corporators after Iqbal Kaskar was arrested in connection with an investigation into an extortion case.Iqbal Kaskar, the brother of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, was arrested by the crime branch of the Thane Police.Iqbal was taken into custody from his sister Haseena Parker’s house in Central Mumbai by a team led by encounter specialist and the anti-extortion cell’s senior police inspector Pradeep Sharma.Speaking to media, Police Commissioner Parambir Singh said, “Three people have been arrested and three people are being questioned. Whether Dawood Ibrahim had an indirect or direct involvement in this extortion racket will be probed.”Stating that some politicians including Corporators could be involved, Singh said that they are investigating the links.”Threats were given in the name of Dawood. Sometimes shooters were brought from outside, and some people were brought from Bihar to forcibly evacuate properties,” Singh saidSome extortion calls were reportedly made in Iqbal’s name to a Thane-based businessman. The businessman then approached the Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane Police with a complaint.Iqbal, who was deported from the United Arab Emirates in 2003, is said to be operating his brother’s real estate business in the city, the police said.He was wanted in a murder case and the Sara Sahara illegal construction case. However, he was acquitted in both the cases in 2007.Sharma, who led the team that detained Kaskar, was suspended in Lakhan Bhaiya encounter case and was recently reinstated in the police force. (With agency inputs)

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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>1. Govt has proof of links between Pakistan-based terror groups and RohingyasThe Centre has catalogued evidence of links of Pakistan-based terror groups with Rohingyas to claim that the refugees’ continuous presence in India could pose “serious national security ramifications”. Read more here2. Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar picked up in extortion caseGlobal terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar was picked up by encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma on Monday for his alleged involvement in an extortion case being probed by Thane Police. Read more here3. Ivanka Trump meets Sushma Swaraj, calls her charismatic foreign ministerUS President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump on Tuesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly session. Read more here4. India v/s Australia: MS Dhoni drops anchor, rises againIn the form of his life, former India captain has shown maturity, calmness to put it beyond doubt that he deserves to be in 2019 WC team. Read more here5. I am jealous of directors in my company who are making movies and I am not: Karan JoharKaran Johar answers that all important question on what film he will direct next. Read more here

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