Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother Iqbal Kaskar has been arrested by Thane Police in connection with an extortion case. Iqbal was picked up by Thane Crime Branch’s anti-extortion cell from his Dongri home on Monday evening.
He was picked up by Senior Inspector Pradeep Sharma who was just recently reinstated and posted with the Thane crime branch’s anti extortion cell. Sharma, a famed “encounter specialists” of Mumbai police, was dismissed in 2008 and was arrested in Lakhan Bhaiyya case in 2010, along with 21 others. While 13 policemen were convicted in the case in July 2013, Sharma was acquitted by the court.
Sources told India TV that a businessman had received calls from some people who had demanded extortion in the name of Iqbal Kaskar. The police arrested Kaskar after phone recording evidence and testimonies of involved people indicated his involvement.