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Iqbal Kaskar granted bail

A special MCOCA court has granted bail to the Iqbal Kaksar and five others in a case relating to illegal construction of a shopping mall.

india Updated: Sep 26, 2007, 22:43 IST

A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Wednesday granted bail to the Iqbal Kaksar, brother of fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, and five others in a case relating to illegal construction of a shopping mall in Mumbai.

The Bombay High Court admitted the state's appeal challenging the order of the MCOCA court which acquitted Kaskar and five others while convicting three persons who are currently out on bail.

Kaskar surrendered before the MCOCA court on Wednesday as per the High Court order last week along with the other five and filed bail applications, which was granted by special judge Mrudula Bhatkar.

The court directed the six persons to furnish one or two personal sureties of Rs 25,000 each for the bail. The MCOCA court had on June 13 this year acquitted Kaskar, builder Gulam Nabi Tanwar and four officials of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai namely Kiran Acharekar, Narendra Rajbhar, Hasmukh Shah and Shirish Salvekar.

The three persons convicted were Tariq Parveen, Abdul Rehman Abdul Gafoor Sheikh and Abdul Sattar Haji Jinabhai Radhanpura.
The accused were charged with forcing the original occupant of Munim Compound opposite Mumbai police commissioner's office forcibly, and building the Sara-Sahara shopping complex there illegally.

The judge said if the prosecution or the investigating officer came across any criminal activity being indulged in by these accused, they could file for cancellation of bail.

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