New Delhi: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar was picked up by Thane anti-extortion cell in an ongoing case of extortion.
He was picked up by encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma. Sharma was recently reinstated and posted with the Thane crime branch’s anti extortion cell.
Iqbal Kaskar has been staying in Damarwala Building at Pakmodia Street in Bhendi Bazaar, south Mumbai since long. Dawood’s late sister Hasina Parker also used to stay in this building.
A four-page notice under the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act, 1976 or SAFEMA Act was pasted outside the Damarwala Building asking the occupants to vacate the structure.
According to sources, a businessman had received calls from some gang members of Iqbal Kaskar demanding extortion. Sharma acted on the businessman’s complaint and picked up Iqbal on Monday. He is presently being questioned by the Thane anti extortion cell officials.