Underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim’s brother, Iqbal Kaskar, who was arrested by the crime branch of the Thane Police, revealed that the gangster used to fund Zakir Naik’s NGO, Islamic Research Foundation (IRF). Kaskar made the shocking revelation on Tuesday during interrogation in police custody.
This is not the first time when Zakir Naik’s connection with Dawood has come to light.
Earlier, Zakir Naik’s chief financial officer (CFO) Aamir Gazdar had also claimed that the prime accused in the 1993 serial blasts funded Naik’s NGO. He had alleged that the funding by Dawood Ibrahim used to take place through a mediator, Sultan Ahmed.
The Enforcement Directorate had also hinted that Naik’s NGO was getting financial assistance from Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan’s spy agency ISI.
A few days back, Kaskar had refuted Indian media reports which claimed that Dawood is very ill. He informed the interrogators from the Intelligence Bureau and the Thane police’s crime branch that Dawood is living in Pakistan in very good health.