<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Iqbal Kaskar, who was recently arrested by the Thane Police for his alleged involvement in an extortion case, has revealed at least four addresses of his brother and fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan. Kaskar also admitted during investigation that he was in touch with his brother Anees, also an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case.According to police sources, Thane police commissioner Parambir Singh interrogated Kaskar and his two aides on Thursday afternoon and asked him about the whereabouts of his brother. Kaskar told the police that he had not spoken with Dawood in years but that he was in regular touch with Anees through Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls.Dawood has four residences in Karachi and he keeps changing his locations, Kaskar has said during interrogation.In the alleged extortion case, Kaskar said that meetings with municipal corporators would take place at his Nagpada residence to discuss the alleged extortion deals, a senior police officer said.The Intelligence Bureau officials too interrogated all the three accused on Wednesday. Their mobile phone details are being analysed.Meanwhile, the police have identified four more persons instrumental in the extortion racket and who are likely to be arrested soon.Three other persons detained were let off after police failed to establish their involvement in the extortion case.
<!– /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 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)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The city police today said that five persons arrested in neighbouring Mumbra area for preparing to carry out a dacoity were the ones who had placed an iron rod on railway tracks between Diva and Mumbra in January. Their motive was to win a Rs 2,000 bet, police said. Railway police had found an iron rod on tracks between Diva and Mumbra stations in the district on the night of January 24, shortly before the Madgaon-Mumbai Janshatabdi Express was to pass. Thane police commissioner Parambir Singh said that police arrested Danish Akbar Shaikh (26), Suraj Vinay Bhosale (25), Mohammad Shabbir Shaikh (34), Nasir Usman Sayyed (24) and Jayesh Nagesh Pare (30) yesterday after receiving a tip-off that they were going to carry out a dacoity. Police seized some knives and chili powder from them. Danish told police during the interrogation that they had placed the iron rod on the tracks on January 24, after one Maila Makandar wagered a bet. Makandar, who was arrested in March in another case and is at present in Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai, told Danish and others that if they could derail a train, he would pay them Rs 2,000, Danish told the police. Commissioner Singh said that police were probing if the accused were responsible for similar obstacles found on railway tracks in Kalamboli, Panvel, Taloja, Nashik, Nanded and Barshi Takli in Akola district.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)