Thane police recover more gold extorted by Iqbal Kaskar and his two aides
Iqbal Kaskar, Mumtaz Shaikh, Israr Sayyed were sent to judicial custody for 14 days in an extortion case.mumbai Updated: Oct 14, 2017 23:45 IST
The Thane police on Saturday recovered another seven tolas of gold which was allegedly extorted by gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother Iqbal Kaskar and his two associates. They have so far recovered 31 tolas of gold.
According the police, Mumtaz Shaikh and Israr Sayyed handed over seven tolas of gold to a jeweller in Thane.
The three men were arrested for extorting Rs 30 lakh and four flats from a builder in Thane on September 18. Ten days later, a jeweller in Thane alleged that they had extorted 40 tolas of gold worth Rs 15 lakh. In the third case, apart from Iqbal, his brothers Dawood and Anees Ibrahim, and three other builders were booked in connection with a land deal in Gorai.
Dawood masterminded the 1993 Mumbai blasts and fled the country. He is said to be hiding in Pakistan.
Kaskar, who was deported from the United Arab Emirates in 2003, is said to be operating Dawood’s real estate business in the city, the police said.
Pradeep Sharma , senior inspector from Thane anti-extortion cell, said, “Iqbal and his aides extorted 40 tolas of gold from the jeweller and we have recovered 31 tolas. We are yet to recover a four-tola necklace which was gifted by Shaikh and Sayyed to a dance bar girl. We have identified the jeweller from whom the recovery was made and will question him if he is in possession of more gold. ”
Kaskar sent to judicial custody
Iqbal Kaskar, Mumtaz Shaikh, Israr Sayyed were sent to judicial custody for 14 days in an extortion case
“The three accused were produced in court and were sent to judicial custody for 14 days. We will take their custody after Diwali under MCOCA sections,” said Abhishek Trimukhe deputy commissioner (crime), Thane