Dawood’s brothers, Iqbal and Anees, Chhota Shakeel went to Dubai from Pak for Mumbai land deal

mumbai Updated: Oct 06, 2017 12:36 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
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Dawood Ibrahim.

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s brothers, Iqbal Kaskar and Anees Ibrahim, and his aide, Chhota Shakeel, met three builders several times in Dubai between 2012 and 2016 to discuss the Gorai land deal, revealed the Thane police.

Iqbal was arrested on September 18 for allegedly extorting Rs30 lakh and four flats from a Thane developer. He was named in the subsequent two more cases. In the third case registered on Wednesday, Iqbal, his brothers Dawood and Anees, and three builders were booked for allegedly extorting Rs3 crore from a builder over 38 acres of land in Gorai.

According the police, Iqbal said Shakeel and Anees used to fly to Dubai from Pakistan. Dawood would also speak to the builders on the phone through voice over internet protocol, said a police officer.

“So far, we know that the builders who are accused in the Gorai case visited Dubai to meet Shakeel and Anees between 2012 and 2016. We have learnt that Anees, Shakeel and Dawood have their separate offices in Dubai. The meeting may have taken place at Iqbal’s house in Dubai,” said the officer.

The police are checking passports of the builders and Iqbal to check the time and date of their Dubai visits.

Kaskar told the police that Pakistan’s Intelligence agency ISI was keeping a close watch on Dawood’s house.

Meanwhile, Iqbal’s police custody in the second case in which he allegedly threatened a jeweller has been extended till October 14.

The police custody of Pankaj Gangar, who allegedly financed gangsters including Iqbal, has been extended for another four days.

First Published: Oct 06, 2017 12:36 IST