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Spoke to Dawood 3-4 times in the past year, Iqbal Kaskar tells Thane police

Kaskar, who had earlier during his interrogation revealed that Dawood was in Pakistan, told the police that he discussed about their family members with his brother during the phone conversations.

india Updated: Sep 24, 2017 00:34 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Thane, Hindustan Times
Dawood,Iqbal Kaskar,Thane police
File photo of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar.(PTI)

In another stunning revelation, Iqbal Kaskar, the younger brother of Dawood Ibrahim, told the Thane police that he spoke to the don three to four times over phone and via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in the past one year.

Kaskar, who had earlier during his interrogation revealed that Dawood was in Pakistan, told the police that he discussed about their family members with his brother during the phone conversations.

Sources said the 52-year-old Kaskar told his interrogators that during one of their conversations, “Bhai [Dawood] told him to seek any kind of help”.

“Kaskar gave us details about his phone conversations with Dawood in the past year and we are investigating his claims,” said Abhishek Trimukhe, deputy commissioner of police, Thane.

“We have also traced some Pakistan-based mobile numbers, which are under scanner.”

A Thane crime branch police inspector, who did not wish to be named as he is not authorised to speak to the media, said the phone numbers which Kaskar gave have been traced to Pakistan, but it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact location as it keeps changing often.

“Kaskar also told us that in one of the calls, Dawood wanted to know about his business in Mumbai.”

Kaskar was arrested earlier this week by the Thane anti-extortion cell for his involvement in an extortion case.

A builder had come forward and lodged a complaint against him. Since then, several other businessmen, including a jeweller, have come forward and said they, too, had received extortion calls in the past few years.

First Published: Sep 23, 2017 23:49 IST