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Thane crime branch may seek Dawood’s brother Iqbal Kaskar’s custody under MCOCA

The four accused, including Kaskar, in an extortion case were sent to judicial custody on October 14

mumbai Updated: Oct 25, 2017 16:23 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
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Iqbal Kaskar(HT FILE)

Thane crime branch is likely to seek the custody of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar, 52, and other accused in an extortion case — Pankaj Gangar,54, Mumtaz Shaikh,48, and Israr Sayyed,57 — under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). They were sent to judicial custody on October 14.

“There are certain elements which need to thoroughly probed and to connect the missing dots, we will sort their custody with due permission of the MCOCA court,” said a senior police officer from Thane commissionerate.

The police are currently short on the trail to unveil the investments made by the four accused across Maharashtra and other parts of the country.

Pradeep Sharma senior police inspector from Thane Anti-Extortion Cell said, “We will take the accused’s custody in a day or two and we have also got more than two dozens complainants, out of whom three have filedFIRs and few others are scared but we have assured them of protection. We have done paper work and are waiting for court orders”.

First Published: Oct 25, 2017 09:32 IST