Dawood Ibrahim's wife Mehajabin did not come to India, police clarify

Cheryl Sanders
September 22, 2017

One of the world's most-wanted gangsters, Dawood Ibrahim, is now in Pakistan, his brother Iqbal Kaskar has revealed in questioning by Maharashtra Police.

Iqbal KaskarFugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim is still in Pakistan, his brother Iqbal Kaskar has told the interrogators from the Thane police's crime branch, officials said today. He had reportedly been threatening builders on behalf of his brother and was demanding huge sums of extortion money from them as a cut for Dawood Ibrahim. According to report, Kaskar has revealed about Ibrahim's four addresses in Pakistan. "We have tried to persuade most victims to report these threats", Singh said, as per The Times of India. Kaskar has also revealed that the two corporators, whose names have cropped up in the extortion racket, had visited his residence past year for a feast.

India says there is proof that Dawood, hunted for over two decades, has been living in Pakistan's Karachi, which has been confirmed by the UN.

Kaskar, during the investigation, denied being involved in any extortion case and claimed that he was just doing business with the builders in Thane. The Thane police anti-extortion cell picked him up from his Mumbai residence.

"Apart from extortion, Iqbal is also suspected to have indulged in land grabbing and we are obtaining information on this".

The Intelligence Bureau officials too interrogated all the three accused on Wednesday. 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.

"Kaskar is not cooperating with the investigation and is hardly speaking". Sharma was recently reinstated and posted with the Thane crime branch's anti-extortion cell. "But yes, he has admitted he was in touch with his elder brother Anees Ahmad, involved in the 1993 serial bomb blast", said an officer, according to The Times of India.

Singh said that Iqbal Kaskar and his men had demanded four flats worth Rs. 5 crore each in a posh locality of Thane and cash of Rs. 3 million from the complainant. This extortion racket was being operated under the name of Dawood Ibrahim.

Kaskar, 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.

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