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Dawood’s nephew arrested in Mumbai in extortion case

Rizwan Kaskar, the son of Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar, was arrested on Wednesday night from the international airport when he was trying to escape the country, he said.

india Updated: Jul 18, 2019 12:51 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. (HT File Photo)
Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. (HT File Photo)
         

Mumbai Police has arrested underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s nephew Rizwan Kaskar in connection with an extortion case, an official said on Thursday.

Rizwan Kaskar, the son of Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar, was arrested on Wednesday night from the international airport when he was trying to escape the country, he said.

Two days ago, Mumbai Police’s anti-extortion cell arrested Ahmed Raza Wadharia, a close aide of Ibrahim’s gang member Fahim Machmach, in an extortion case, a senior official from the crime branch said.

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“During his interrogation, Rizwan Kaskar’s name cropped up. Based on the information, a trap was laid and he was detained at the Mumbai international airport on Wednesday night when he was trying to escape from the country,” he said.

He was placed under arrest after detailed interrogation, the official added.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)

First Published: Jul 18, 2019 12:50 IST

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