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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar takes ill, treated at Mumbai’s JJ hospital

Kaskar, who is lodged in Thane Central Jail, was admitted late on Monday and discharged on Tuesday morning

mumbai Updated: May 29, 2018 13:21 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
Iqbal Kaskar.
Iqbal Kaskar.(HT File Photo)

Iqbal Kaskar, 56, brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and an accused in three extortion cases, was discharged from JJ Hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday morning, a day after he was admitted following complaints of chest pain and dizziness.

Doctors said Kaskar, who is lodged in Thane Central Jail, was referred to the hospital by jail authorities. “The patient was brought in around 10.15pm after he complained of chest pain and giddiness. He is stable now,” said a senior doctor at JJ hospital, who did not wish to be named.

Police officials said Kaskar’s health may have been affected as he was fasting for Ramzan.

A police officer from Thane anti-extortion cell said: “Kaskar complained of chest pain on Monday afternoon and he was taken to Thane civil hospital. He was treated and sent back to Thane jail as he seemed fine, but at night, when he again complained of severe chest pain and giddiness, he was taken to JJ.”

In September 2017, Kaskar was arrested in connection with an extortion case.

First Published: May 29, 2018 13:20 IST