On Monday, Thane police arrested Iqbal Kaskar, India’s most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim’s brother, in connection with an extortion case.
The Thane Anti-Extortion Cell, led by encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma, took him for questioning from his Mumbai residence in the evening. He was arrested later.
“Kaskar called a builder from Thane around four months ago and tried to extort money from him. The builder lodged a complaint with the police a few days ago. When we traced the number, we confirmed it was Kaskar’s,” an officer from the anti-extortion cell said.
“We have questioned Kaskar about the call. We have detained him as a prime suspect in the case,” he added.
Kaskar, who was deported from the UAE 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 2007 in both the cases.